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Domestic Violence In Virginia

In Virginia, domestic violence is a criminal offense under Va. Code § 18.2-57.2 and is punishable as a Class 1 misdemeanor

Below is a sample case of domestic violence, in violation of Va. Code § 18.2-57.2 in Virginia as interpreted by a lawyer in our firm.

Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-57.2 dealing with penalty for Assault and battery against a family or household members states as follows “Any person who commits an assault and battery against a family or household member is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.”

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For a lot of our clients, domestic violence can result in the loss of their job, their security clearance etc.

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Potter v. Commonwealth

Facts:

The Circuit Court of Fairfax (Virginia) terminated the parental rights of appellant mother pursuant to Va. Code Ann. § 16.1-283(C)(2). The mother appealed. The mother argued that the trial court wrongfully terminated her parental rights because, as of the termination hearing, she had substantially remedied the conditions that led to the removal of her children. The mother contended that in the two months since her release from incarceration she complied with treatment for substance abuse, had a stable place to live, and made strides toward the completion of the requirements of the foster care service plan. While the mother had made recent progress in areas relating to her ability to parent, the appellate court noted that the evidence nonetheless proved that for 12 months following the children's removal, the mother did virtually nothing to remedy the circumstances of neglect, domestic violence, and substance abuse. Although the mother claimed she would be able to provide a suitable home for the children within three to six months, she provided no evidence of permanent plans with regard to their care. The appellate court also noted that, at the time of the termination hearing, the children had had no contact with the mother for 14 months and were thriving in the care of a foster family, which desired to adopt them.

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Holdings:

The Virginia Court made the following holding:

  • In determining what is in the best interests of a child, a court must evaluate and consider many factors, including the age and physical and mental condition of the child or children; the age and physical and mental condition of the parents; the relationship existing between each parent and each child; the needs of the child or children; the role which each parent has played, and will play in the future, in the upbringing and care of the child or children; and such other factors as are necessary in determining the best interests of the child or children.
If you have been charged with a first time offense of domestic violence in Virginia, contact our law firm for help and speak with a lawyer today.

We have client meeting locations in Fairfax Prince William Richmond Loudoun Virginia Beach Fredericksburg Lynchburg.

Our law firm has the necessary experience to assist you with this matter.  We will do our absolute best to help you get the best result possible based on the facts of your case.

Disclaimer:


These summaries are provided by the SRIS Law Group.  They represent the firm’s unofficial views of the Justices’ opinions.  The original opinions should be consulted for their authoritative content.

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