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Assault & Battery / Domestic Violence Defense – Virginia

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In Virginia, assault & battery is generally when one person touches or attempts to touch another without the consent of the person being touched or acting in a threatening manner, thereby causing another to be in fear of immediate harm.

Domestic violence is the assault & battery on a household member or family by another household member

In the past, assault was different from battery. Assault was the threat of an unwanted touching. Battery was the actual touching. Now, like most states, Virginia does not distinguish between the terms and the term assault & battery is used interchangeably.

Domestic Violence Virginia Assault Battery Laws

Domestic Violence Virginia Assault Battery Laws

Domestic violence is a form of assault and battery in Virginia. In Virginia, domestic violence is the assault & battery on a household member or family member by another household member. In the past, domestic violence was not paid a lot of attention to by the justice system in Virginia. Society viewed it as a family matter and deemed that the parties would resolve their differences without third party intervention. In the recent past, society’s attitude has changed towards domestic violence. The Virginia courts now treat domestic violence very seriously. The family member , who is usually the spouse in Virginia can no longer have the charges dropped by telling the prosecutor or the court that they do not wish the family member charged to be prosecuted. Once the police are called, usually the matter of whether the family member is prosecuted is no longer up to the alleged victim. A domestic assault charge is not a simple case in Virginia.

A number of factors will determine the punishment of the person who is convicted of domestic violence in Virginia. Some of the factors are the severity of the victim injuries, whether a minor was present (and even worse, if the minor saw the domestic violence or was a victim of the domestic violence) and lastly whether this is the first time the person has been convicted of domestic violence.

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

In Vrginia, a third or subsequent offense of domestic violence can result with being convicted of a felony.

If you need assault & battery defense or domestic violence defense in Virginia, contact a SRIS Law Group Virginia attorney via phone at 888-437-7747.

Our client meeting locations in Virginia are in Northern Virginia, Central Virginia, Hampton Roads/Tidewater area & Western part of Virginia. You can visit us in Fairfax, Lynchburg, Loudoun, Fredericksburg, Manassas, Richmond & Virginia Beach.

Our Virginia lawyers who defend assault & battery & domestic violence cases and staff speak the following languages in addition to English: Spanish, French, Arabic, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Cantonese, Mandarin & Malaysian.

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

Article written by A Sris
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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.