Domestic Violence Assault Battery Family Member Virginia Laws 18.2-57.2 Fairfax Richmond Beach Loudoun Prince William

Domestic Violence Against a Family Member Defense – Virginia Lawyers

There is one specific statute that provides the definition of Domestic Violence Against a Family Member. Virginia Code 18.2-57. First and foremost, it is a misdemeanor charge.

If you have been charged with Domestic Violence Against a Family Member in Virginia, contact our firm immediately for help.

Domestic Violence Assault Battery Family Member Virginia Laws 18.2-57.2

Domestic Violence Assault Battery Family Member Virginia Laws 18.2-57.2

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

Virginia Code 18.2-57.2. Assault and battery against a family or household member; penalty.

  • Any person who commits an assault and battery against a family or household member is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.
  • Upon a conviction for assault and battery against a family or household member, where it is alleged in the warrant, petition, information, or indictment on which a person is convicted, that such person has been previously convicted of two offenses against a family or household member of (i) assault and battery against a family or household member in violation of this section, (ii) malicious wounding in violation of § 18.2-51, (iii) aggravated malicious wounding in violation of § 18.2-51.2, (iv) malicious bodily injury by means of a substance in violation of § 18.2-52, or (v) an offense under the law of any other jurisdiction which has the same elements of any of the above offenses, in any combination, all of which occurred within a period of 20 years, and each of which occurred on a different date, such person is guilty of a Class 6 felony.
  • Whenever a warrant for a violation of this section is issued, the magistrate shall issue an emergency protective order as authorized by § 16.1-253.4, except if the defendant is a minor, an emergency protective order shall not be required.
  • The definition of “family or household member” in § 16.1-228 applies to this section.
Some of the courts we cover in Virginia:
Fairfax Circuit Court Richmond Circuit Court
4110 Chain Bridge Road
Fairfax, VA 22030
400 North Ninth Street
John Marshall Courts Building
Richmond, VA 23219
Fairfax General District Court Richmond General District Court
4110 Chain Bridge Road
Fairfax, VA 22030
920 Hull Street, Northside
Richmond, VA 23224-4070
Fairfax Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court Richmond Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court
4110 Chain Bridge Road
Fairfax, VA 22030-4020
Oliver Hill Courts Building
1600 Oliver Hill WaySuite C181
Richmond, VA 23219-1214
Prince William Circuit Court Loudoun Circuit Court
9311 Lee Avenue
Manassas, VA 20110
P. O. Box 55018 E. Market St., 3rd floor
Leesburg, VA 20178
Prince William General District Court Loudoun General District Court
9311 Lee Avenue
Manassas, VA 20110-5586
18 East Market Street
Leesburg, VA 20176
Prince William Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court Loudoun Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court
9311 Lee Avenue
Manassas, VA 20110-5555
18 East Market Street
Leesburg, VA 20176
Virginia Beach Circuit Court
2425 Nimmo Parkway
Building 10, 4th Floor
Virginia Beach, VA 23456-9017
Virginia Beach General District Court
2425 Nimmo Parkway
Virginia Beach, VA 23456-9057
Virginia Beach Juvenile & Domestic Relations District
Court
2425 Nimmo Parkway, Building 10
Judicial Complex 10 AMunicipal Center
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
Virginia Statute Description Penalties
Va. Code Ann § 18.2-57.2 Any person who commits an assault and battery against a family or household member First Offense Class 1 misdemeanor
Subsequent conviction within 20 years, who had been previously convicted of two offenses against a family or household member such as assault and battery, malicious wounding, aggravated malicious wounding, malicious bodily injury Class 6 Felony

If you have been charged with Domestic Violence Against a Family Member in Virginia, contact our firm immediately for help.

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

We also cover the following courts in Virginia:

Herndon General District Court
765 Lynn Street,
Herndon, VA 20170
Vienna General District Court
127 South Center Street,
Vienna, VA 22180
Falls Church General District Court
300 Park Avenue, Room 107E
Falls Church, VA 22046-3350

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