Saturday, April 12, 2014

Domestic Violence In Virginia Fairfax Lawyer Violation Code 18.2-57.2

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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Lawrence v. Commonwealth

Facts:

Defendant sought review of a decision in a domestic violence issue in the Circuit Court of Fairfax (Virginia), which convicted him of assault and battery of a family or household member, third or subsequent offense, in violation of Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-57.2. On appeal, he contended that the evidence was insufficient and that the trial court erroneously disallowed the testimony of a witness he called.

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Holdings:

The Virginia Court made the following holding:

  • Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-57.2 punishes as a Class 6 felony any act of simple assault or assault and battery against a family or household member where it is proved the defendant had two or more prior convictions for assault and battery of a family member within a period of 20 years. The statute does not alter the common law definition of assault and battery.
  • When a party's evidence has been ruled inadmissible, the party must proffer or avouch the evidence for the record in order to preserve the ruling for appeal; otherwise, an appellate court has no basis to decide whether the party was prejudiced by the court's refusal to admit the evidence. 
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.

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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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