Assault Charges In Virginia Lawyers Physical Harm Violation Code 18.2-57

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Claret v. Commonwealth

Facts:

Defendant sought review of the judgment of the Circuit Court of Fairfax (Virginia), which convicted her of assault charges, in violation of Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-57.  Defendant contended that the evidence was insufficient to support her conviction, because it failed to prove an overt act or attempt to physically harm the victim.  The court reviewed the matter on rehearing en banc.

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Assault Charges In Virginia Lawyers Physical Harm Violation Code 18.2-57

Assault Charges In Virginia Lawyers Physical Harm Violation Code 18.2-57

Holdings:

The Virginia Court made the following holding:

  • To prove assault under either the criminal definition of assault or the assimilated tort definition, a sufficient causal nexus must exist among the elements of the offense–under the criminal definition, the perpetrator must commit the overt act with the intent to inflict bodily harm and have the present ability to inflict that harm; under the tort definition, the perpetrator must commit the overt act with the intent to place the victim in fear of bodily harm and the overt act must create reasonable fear in the victim.

If you have been charged with a criminal offense of assault in Virginia, contact our law firm for help and speak with a lawyer today.

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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.