Misdemeanor Class 1 Battery Assault Virginia Lawyers Violation Code 18.2-57

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Woods v. Commonwealth

Facts:

Appellant assaulted and battered a special agent with the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC). A jury of the Circuit Court of Fairfax (Virginia) convicted appellant of felony assault and battery of a law-enforcement officer, in violation of Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-57(C). Appellant sought review of the trial court’s decision.  On appeal, appellant argued that the ABC agent was not a law-enforcement officer as defined under Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-57(E) and, he was, therefore, guilty of only simple assault and battery, a Class 1 misdemeanor pursuant to Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-57(A)..

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Misdemeanor Class 1 Battery Assault Virginia Lawyers Violation Code 18.2-57

Misdemeanor Class 1 Battery Assault Virginia Lawyers Violation Code 18.2-57

Holdings:

The Virginia Court made the following holding:
  • Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-57(C) makes it a Class 6 felony to commit an assault and battery against another knowing or having reason to know that such other person is a law-enforcement officer.
  • Because Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) agents are not expressly included in the definition of a law-enforcement officer in Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-57(E) as a particular class of victim for purposes of enhanced punishment, Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-57(E) is inapplicable as to ABC agents..

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