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DEFENDING VIRGINIA TRESPASSING CASES

In Virginia, if any person without authority of law goes upon or remains upon the lands, buildings or premises of another, or any portion or area thereof, after having been forbidden to do so, then the person has committed an illegal act. This is a serious offense that carries life changing consequences. The Virginia law offices of SRIS, P.C. have a number of Virginia defense lawyers who defend trespass cases from its client meeting locations in Fairfax, Fredericksburg, Lynchburg, Manassas, Richmond, Virginia Beach, Virginia. For more information or to make an appointment with SRIS, P.C., please call 888-437-7747

Virginia Trespass Defense Lawyer

Virginia Trespass Defense Lawyer

A trespass offense is generally charged as a class 1 misdemeanor.

The following are some of the different types of trespass charges one could face in the Commonwealth of Virginia:

Trespass after having been forbidden to do so; penalties

  • Validity of signs forbidding trespass; penalty
  • Entering property of another for purpose of damaging it, etc.
  • Trespass upon church or school property
  • Peeping or spying into dwelling or enclosure

§ 18.2-119. Trespass after having been forbidden to do so; penalties

If any person without authority of law goes upon or remains upon the lands, buildings or premises of another, or any portion or area thereof, after having been forbidden to do so, either orally or in writing, by the owner, lessee, custodian or other person lawfully in charge thereof, or after having been forbidden to do so by a sign or signs posted by such persons or by the holder of any easement or other right-of-way authorized by the instrument creating such interest to post such signs on such lands, structures, premises or portion or area thereof at a place or places where it or they may be reasonably seen, or if any person, whether he is the owner, tenant or otherwise entitled to the use of such land, building or premises, goes upon, or remains upon such land, building or premises after having been prohibited from doing so by a court of competent jurisdiction by an order issued pursuant to §§ 16.1-253, 16.1- 253.1, 16.1-253.4, 16.1-278.2 through 16.1-278.6, 16.1-278.8, 16.1-278.14, 16.1-278.15, 16.1-279.1, 19.2-152.8, 19.2-152.9 or § 19.2-152.10 or an ex parte order issued pursuant to § 20-103, and after having been served with such order, he shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. This section shall not be construed to affect in any way the provisions of §§ 18.2-132 through 18.2-136.

§ 18.2-119.1. Validity of signs forbidding trespass; penalty

If any person knowingly and intentionally posts No Trespassing signs on the land of another without the permission of a person authorized to post such signs on that land, he shall be guilty of a Class 3 misdemeanor.

§ 18.2-121. Entering property of another for purpose of damaging it, etc.

It shall be unlawful for any person to enter the land, dwelling, outhouse or any other building of another for the purpose of damaging such property or any of the contents thereof or in any manner to interfere with the rights of the owner, user or the occupant thereof to use such property free from interference.

Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. However, if a person intentionally selects the property entered because of the race, religious conviction, color or national origin of the owner, user or occupant of the property, the person shall be guilty of a Class 6 felony, and the penalty upon conviction shall include a term of confinement of at least six months, 30 days of which shall be a mandatory minimum term of confinement.

§ 18.2-128. Trespass upon church or school property

A. Any person who, without the consent of some person authorized to give such consent, goes or enters upon, in the nighttime, the premises or property of any church or upon any school property for any purpose other than to attend a meeting or service held or conducted in such church or school property, shall be guilty of a Class 3 misdemeanor.

B. It shall be unlawful for any person, whether or not a church member or student, to enter upon or remain upon any church or school property in violation of (i) any direction to vacate the property by a person authorized to give such direction or (ii) any posted notice which contains such information, posted at a place where it reasonably may be seen. Each time such person enters upon or remains on the posted premises or after such direction that person refuses to vacate such property, it shall constitute a separate offense.

A violation of this subsection shall be punishable as a Class 1 misdemeanor, except that any person, other than a parent, who violates this subsection on school property with the intent to abduct a student shall be guilty of a Class 6 felony.

C. For purposes of this section: (i) “school property” includes a school bus as defined in § 46.2-100 and (ii) “church” means any place of worship and includes any educational building or community center owned or leased by a church.

§ 18.2-130. Peeping or spying into dwelling or enclosure

A. It shall be unlawful for any person to enter upon the property of another and secretly or furtively peep, spy or attempt to peep or spy into or through a window, door or other aperture of any building, structure, or other enclosure of any nature occupied or intended for occupancy as a dwelling, whether or not such building, structure or enclosure is permanently situated or transportable and whether or not such occupancy is permanent or temporary, or to do the same, without just cause, upon property owned by him and leased or rented to another under circumstances that would violate the occupant’s reasonable expectation of privacy.

B. It shall be unlawful for any person to use a peephole or other aperture to secretly or furtively peep, spy or attempt to peep or spy into a restroom, dressing room, locker room, hotel room, motel room, tanning bed, tanning booth, bedroom or other location or enclosure for the purpose of viewing any nonconsenting person who is totally nude, clad in undergarments, or in a state of undress exposing the genitals, pubic area, buttocks or female breast and the circumstances are such that the person would otherwise have a reasonable expectation of privacy.

C. The provisions of this section shall not apply to a lawful criminal investigation or a correctional official or local or regional jail official conducting surveillance for security purposes or during an investigation of alleged misconduct involving a person committed to the Department of Corrections or to a local or regional jail.

Our Virginia Trespass defense attorneys and staff speak various languages, including English, Tamil, Spanish, Hindi, Cantonese, Mandarin, and Telugu.

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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.

 

Virginia Trespass Defense Lawyer Peeping Dwelling Crime Criminal Attorney

DEFENDING VIRGINIA TRESPASSING CASES

In Virginia, if any person without authority of law goes upon or remains upon the lands, buildings or premises of another, or any portion or area thereof, after having been forbidden to do so, then the person has committed an illegal act. This is a serious offense that carries life changing consequences. The Virginia law offices of SRIS, P.C. have a number of Virginia defense lawyers who defend trespass cases from its client meeting locations in Fairfax, Fredericksburg, Lynchburg, Manassas, Richmond, Virginia Beach, Virginia. For more information or to make an appointment with SRIS, P.C., please call 888-437-7747

Virginia Trespass Defense Lawyer

Virginia Trespass Defense Lawyer

A trespass offense is generally charged as a class 1 misdemeanor.

The following are some of the different types of trespass charges one could face in the Commonwealth of Virginia:

Trespass after having been forbidden to do so; penalties

  • Validity of signs forbidding trespass; penalty
  • Entering property of another for purpose of damaging it, etc.
  • Trespass upon church or school property
  • Peeping or spying into dwelling or enclosure

§ 18.2-119. Trespass after having been forbidden to do so; penalties

If any person without authority of law goes upon or remains upon the lands, buildings or premises of another, or any portion or area thereof, after having been forbidden to do so, either orally or in writing, by the owner, lessee, custodian or other person lawfully in charge thereof, or after having been forbidden to do so by a sign or signs posted by such persons or by the holder of any easement or other right-of-way authorized by the instrument creating such interest to post such signs on such lands, structures, premises or portion or area thereof at a place or places where it or they may be reasonably seen, or if any person, whether he is the owner, tenant or otherwise entitled to the use of such land, building or premises, goes upon, or remains upon such land, building or premises after having been prohibited from doing so by a court of competent jurisdiction by an order issued pursuant to §§ 16.1-253, 16.1- 253.1, 16.1-253.4, 16.1-278.2 through 16.1-278.6, 16.1-278.8, 16.1-278.14, 16.1-278.15, 16.1-279.1, 19.2-152.8, 19.2-152.9 or § 19.2-152.10 or an ex parte order issued pursuant to § 20-103, and after having been served with such order, he shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. This section shall not be construed to affect in any way the provisions of §§ 18.2-132 through 18.2-136.

§ 18.2-119.1. Validity of signs forbidding trespass; penalty

If any person knowingly and intentionally posts No Trespassing signs on the land of another without the permission of a person authorized to post such signs on that land, he shall be guilty of a Class 3 misdemeanor.

§ 18.2-121. Entering property of another for purpose of damaging it, etc.

It shall be unlawful for any person to enter the land, dwelling, outhouse or any other building of another for the purpose of damaging such property or any of the contents thereof or in any manner to interfere with the rights of the owner, user or the occupant thereof to use such property free from interference.

Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. However, if a person intentionally selects the property entered because of the race, religious conviction, color or national origin of the owner, user or occupant of the property, the person shall be guilty of a Class 6 felony, and the penalty upon conviction shall include a term of confinement of at least six months, 30 days of which shall be a mandatory minimum term of confinement.

§ 18.2-128. Trespass upon church or school property

A. Any person who, without the consent of some person authorized to give such consent, goes or enters upon, in the nighttime, the premises or property of any church or upon any school property for any purpose other than to attend a meeting or service held or conducted in such church or school property, shall be guilty of a Class 3 misdemeanor.

B. It shall be unlawful for any person, whether or not a church member or student, to enter upon or remain upon any church or school property in violation of (i) any direction to vacate the property by a person authorized to give such direction or (ii) any posted notice which contains such information, posted at a place where it reasonably may be seen. Each time such person enters upon or remains on the posted premises or after such direction that person refuses to vacate such property, it shall constitute a separate offense.

A violation of this subsection shall be punishable as a Class 1 misdemeanor, except that any person, other than a parent, who violates this subsection on school property with the intent to abduct a student shall be guilty of a Class 6 felony.

C. For purposes of this section: (i) “school property” includes a school bus as defined in § 46.2-100 and (ii) “church” means any place of worship and includes any educational building or community center owned or leased by a church.

§ 18.2-130. Peeping or spying into dwelling or enclosure

A. It shall be unlawful for any person to enter upon the property of another and secretly or furtively peep, spy or attempt to peep or spy into or through a window, door or other aperture of any building, structure, or other enclosure of any nature occupied or intended for occupancy as a dwelling, whether or not such building, structure or enclosure is permanently situated or transportable and whether or not such occupancy is permanent or temporary, or to do the same, without just cause, upon property owned by him and leased or rented to another under circumstances that would violate the occupant’s reasonable expectation of privacy.

B. It shall be unlawful for any person to use a peephole or other aperture to secretly or furtively peep, spy or attempt to peep or spy into a restroom, dressing room, locker room, hotel room, motel room, tanning bed, tanning booth, bedroom or other location or enclosure for the purpose of viewing any nonconsenting person who is totally nude, clad in undergarments, or in a state of undress exposing the genitals, pubic area, buttocks or female breast and the circumstances are such that the person would otherwise have a reasonable expectation of privacy.

C. The provisions of this section shall not apply to a lawful criminal investigation or a correctional official or local or regional jail official conducting surveillance for security purposes or during an investigation of alleged misconduct involving a person committed to the Department of Corrections or to a local or regional jail.

Our Virginia Trespass defense attorneys and staff speak various languages, including English, Tamil, Spanish, Hindi, Cantonese, Mandarin, and Telugu.

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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.

 

Assault Battery Virginia Laws Simple 18.2-57 Fairfax Richmond Beach Loudoun Prince William

Simple Assault & Battery Defense – Virginia Lawyers

There are many different penalties for Simple Assault & Battery charges in Virginia.

If you have been charged with Simple Assault & Battery in Virginia, contact our firm immediately for help.

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

Simple Assault & Battery Defense In Virginia

We will do our absolute best to help you get the best result possible based on the facts of your case.

Assault Battery Virginia Laws Simple 18.2-57

Assault Battery Virginia Laws Simple 18.2-57

Virginia 18.2-57. Assault and battery Law

A. Any person who commits a simple assault or assault and battery shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor, and if the person intentionally selects the person against whom a simple assault is committed because of his race, religious conviction, color or national origin, the penalty upon conviction shall include a term of confinement of at least six months, 30 days of which shall be a mandatory minimum term of confinement.

B. However, if a person intentionally selects the person against whom an assault and battery resulting in bodily injury is committed because of his race, religious conviction, color or national origin, the person shall be guilty of a Class 6 felony, and the penalty upon conviction shall include a term of confinement of at least six months, 30 days of which shall be a mandatory minimum term of confinement.

C. In addition, if any person commits an assault or an assault and battery against another knowing or having reason to know that such other person is a judge, a law-enforcement officer as defined hereinafter, a correctional officer as defined in 53.1-1, a person employed by the Department of Corrections directly involved in the care, treatment or supervision of inmates in the custody of the Department, a firefighter as defined in 65.2-102, or a volunteer firefighter or lifesaving or rescue squad member who is a member of a bona fide volunteer fire department or volunteer rescue or emergency medical squad regardless of whether a resolution has been adopted by the governing body of a political subdivision recognizing such firefighters or members as employees, engaged in the performance of his public duties, such person is guilty of a Class 6 felony, and, upon conviction, the sentence of such person shall include a mandatory minimum term of confinement of six months.
Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to affect the right of any person charged with a violation of this section from asserting and presenting evidence in support of any defenses to the charge that may be available under common law.

D. In addition, if any person commits a battery against another knowing or having reason to know that such other person is a full-time or part-time teacher, principal, assistant principal, or guidance counselor of any public or private elementary or secondary school and is engaged in the performance of his duties as such, he shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor and the sentence of such person upon conviction shall include a sentence of 15 days in jail, two days of which shall be a mandatory minimum term of confinement. However, if the offense is committed by use of a firearm or other weapon prohibited on school property pursuant to 18.2-308.1, the person shall serve a mandatory minimum sentence of confinement of six months.

E. In addition, any person who commits a battery against another knowing or having reason to know that such individual is a health care provider as defined in 8.01-581.1 who is engaged in the performance of his duties as an emergency health care provider in an emergency room of a hospital or clinic or on the premises of any other facility rendering emergency medical care is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. The sentence of such person, upon conviction, shall include a term of confinement of 15 days in jail, two days of which shall be a mandatory minimum term of confinement.

F. As used in this section:
“Judge” means any justice or judge of a court of record of the Commonwealth including a judge designated under 17.1-105, a judge under temporary recall under 17.1-106, or a judge pro tempore under 17.1-109, any member of the State Corporation Commission, or of the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission, and any judge of a district court of the Commonwealth or any substitute judge of such district court.

“Law-enforcement officer” means any full-time or part-time employee of a police department or sheriff’s office that is part of or administered by the Commonwealth or any political subdivision thereof who is responsible for the prevention or detection of crime and the enforcement of the penal, traffic or highway laws of the Commonwealth, any conservation officer of the Department of Conservation and Recreation commissioned pursuant to 10.1-115, any special agent of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, conservation police officers appointed pursuant to 29.1-200, and full-time sworn members of the enforcement division of the Department of Motor Vehicles appointed pursuant to 46.2-217, and such officer also includes jail officers in local and regional correctional facilities, all deputy sheriffs, whether assigned to law-enforcement duties, court services or local jail responsibilities, auxiliary police officers appointed or provided for pursuant to 15.2-1731 and 15.2-1733, auxiliary deputy sheriffs appointed pursuant to 15.2-1603, police officers of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority pursuant to 5.1-158, and fire marshals appointed pursuant to 27-30 when such fire marshals have police powers as set out in 27-34.2 and 27-34.2:1.

“School security officer” means an individual who is employed by the local school board for the purpose of maintaining order and discipline, preventing crime, investigating violations of school board policies and detaining persons violating the law or school board policies on school property, a school bus or at a school-sponsored activity and who is responsible solely for ensuring the safety, security and welfare of all students, faculty and staff in the assigned school.

G. “Simple assault” or “assault and battery” shall not be construed to include the use of, by any teacher, teacher aide, principal, assistant principal, guidance counselor, school security officer, school bus driver or school bus aide, while acting in the course and scope of his official capacity, any of the following:

(i) incidental, minor or reasonable physical contact or other actions designed to maintain order and control;

(ii) reasonable and necessary force to quell a disturbance or remove a student from the scene of a disturbance that threatens physical injury to persons or damage to property;

(iii) reasonable and necessary force to prevent a student from inflicting physical harm on himself;

(iv) reasonable and necessary force for self-defense or the defense of others; or

(v) reasonable and necessary force to obtain possession of weapons or other dangerous objects or controlled substances or associated paraphernalia that are upon the person of the student or within his control.

In determining whether a person was acting within the exceptions provided in this subsection, due deference shall be given to reasonable judgments that were made by a teacher, teacher aide, principal, assistant principal, guidance counselor, school security officer, school bus driver, or school bus aide at the time of the event.

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

Statute

Description

Penalty

 Virginia Code 18.2-57(A)  Any person who commits a simple assault or assault and battery Shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor,
Any person who commits a simple assault or assault and battery and if the person intentionally selects the person against whom a simple assault is committed because of his race, religious conviction, color or national origin, The penalty shall include a term of confinement of at least six months, 30 days of which shall be a mandatory minimum term of confinement.
Virginia Code 18.2-57(B) If a person intentionally selects the person against whom an assault and battery resulting in bodily injury is committed because of his race, religious conviction, color or national origin, Guilty of a Class 6 felony, and the penalty upon conviction shall include a term of confinement of at least six months, 30 days of which shall be a mandatory minimum term of confinement.
Virginia Code 18.2-57(C) If any person commits an assault or an assault and battery against another knowing or having reason to know that such other person is a judge, a law-enforcement officer as defined hereinafter,

  1. A correctional officer as defined in  53.1-1,
  2. A person employed by the Department of Corrections directly involved in the care, treatment or supervision of inmates in the custody of the Department,
  3. A firefighter as defined in  65.2-102, or
  4. A volunteer firefighter or lifesaving or
  5. Rescue squad member who is a member of a bona fide volunteer fire department or volunteer rescue or emergency medical squad

Regardless of whether a resolution has been adopted by the governing body of a political subdivision recognizing such firefighters or members as employees, engaged in the performance of his public duties

Guilty of a Class 6 felony, and, upon conviction, the sentence of such person shall include a mandatory minimum term of confinement of six months.
Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to affect the right of any person charged with a violation of this section from asserting and presenting evidence in support of any defenses to the charge that may be available under common law.
Virginia Code 18.2-57(D) If any person commits a battery against another knowing or having reason to know that such other person is a full-time or part-time teacher, principal, assistant principal, or guidance counselor of any public or private elementary or secondary school and is engaged in the performance of his duties as such Guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor and the sentence of such person upon conviction shall include a sentence of 15 days in jail, two days of which shall be a mandatory minimum term of confinement.
However, if the offense is committed by use of a firearm or other weapon prohibited on school property pursuant to  18.2-308.1. The person shall serve a mandatory minimum sentence of confinement of six months
Virginia Code 18.2-57(E) In addition, any person who commits a battery against another knowing or having reason to know that such individual is a health care provider as defined in  8.01-581.1 who is engaged in the performance of his duties as an emergency health care provider in an emergency room of a hospital or clinic or on the premises of any other facility rendering emergency medical care Guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. The sentence of such person, upon conviction, shall include a term of confinement of 15 days in jail, two days of which shall be a mandatory minimum term of confinement.
 Virginia Code 18.2-57(F)  As used in this section:”Judge” means any justice or judge of a court of record of the Commonwealth including a judge designated under  17.1-105, a judge under temporary recall under  17.1-106, or a judge pro tempore under  17.1-109, any member of the State Corporation Commission, or of the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission, and any judge of a district court of the Commonwealth or any substitute judge of such district court.
“Law-enforcement officer” means any full-time or part-time employee of a police department or sheriff’s office that is part of or administered by the Commonwealth or any political subdivision thereof who is responsible for the prevention or detection of crime and the enforcement of the penal, traffic or highway laws of the Commonwealth, any conservation officer of the Department of Conservation and Recreation commissioned pursuant to  10.1-115, any special agent of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, conservation police officers appointed pursuant to  29.1-200, and full-time sworn members of the enforcement division of the Department of Motor Vehicles appointed pursuant to  46.2-217, and such officer also includes jail officers in local and regional correctional facilities, all deputy sheriffs, whether assigned to law-enforcement duties, court services or local jail responsibilities, auxiliary police officers appointed or provided for pursuant to  15.2-1731 and 15.2-1733, auxiliary deputy sheriffs appointed pursuant to  15.2-1603, police officers of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority pursuant to  5.1-158, and fire marshals appointed pursuant to  27-30 when such fire marshals have police powers as set out in  27-34.2 and 27-34.2:1.
“School security officer” means an individual who is employed by the local school board for the purpose of maintaining order and discipline, preventing crime, investigating violations of school board policies and detaining persons violating the law or school board policies on school property, a school bus or at a school-sponsored activity and who is responsible solely for ensuring the safety, security and welfare of all students, faculty and staff in the assigned school.
Virginia Code 18.2-57(G) “Simple assault” or “assault and battery” shall not be construed to include the use of, by any teacher, teacher aide, principal, assistant principal, guidance counselor, school security officer, school bus driver or school bus aide, while acting in the course and scope of his official capacity, any of the following:

  • incidental, minor or reasonable physical contact or other actions designed to maintain order and control;
  • reasonable and necessary force to quell a disturbance or remove a student from the scene of a disturbance that threatens physical injury to persons or damage to property;
  • reasonable and necessary force to prevent a student from inflicting physical harm on himself;
  • reasonable and necessary force for self-defense or the defense of others; or
  • reasonable and necessary force to obtain possession of weapons or other dangerous objects or controlled substances or associated paraphernalia that are upon the person of the student or within his control.

In determining whether a person was acting within the exceptions provided in this subsection, due deference shall be given to reasonable judgments that were made by a teacher, teacher aide, principal, assistant principal, guidance counselor, school security officer, school bus driver, or school bus aide at the time of the event.

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

Simple Assault & Battery Defense In Virginia.

We will do our absolute best to help you get the best result possible based on the facts of your case.

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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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.

Class One Misdemeanor Virginia Laws 18.2-11 Fairfax Richmond Beach Prince William Loudoun

Virginia Code For Misdemeanor

§ 18.2-9 (2). Classification of criminal offenses.

Misdemeanors are classified, for the purposes of punishment and sentencing, into four classes:

  1. Class 1 misdemeanor
  2. Class 2 misdemeanor
  3. Class 3 misdemeanor
  4. Class 4 misdemeanor.
Class One Misdemeanor Virginia Laws

Class One Misdemeanor Virginia Laws

VIRGINIA – PENALTIES FOR CONVICTION OF MISDEMEANOR

Va. Code 18.2 – 11

MISDEMEANOR

PUNISHMENT FOR CONVICTION OF MISDEMEANOR

CLASS 1 Confinement in jail for not more than twelve months and a fine of not more than $2,500, either or both
CLASS 2 Confinement in jail for not more than six months and a
fine of not more than $1,000, either or both
CLASS 3 A fine of not more than $500
CLASS 4 A fine of not more than $250

What is a Class1 misdemeanor in Virginia?

As stated above, Virginia has 4 levels of misdemeanors. Class 1 Misdemeanor is the highest level of misdemeanor in Virginia. The penalties for a class 1 misdemeanor in Virginia can result in an actual jail sentence.

Our firm assists clients charged with misdemeanors in Virginia. We have client meeting locations in the following locations: Fairfax, Richmond, Virginia Beach, Prince William, Loudoun & Fredericksburg & Lynchburg

Virginia Code § 18.2-11. Punishment for conviction of misdemeanor.

The authorized punishments for conviction of a misdemeanor are:

  • For Class 1 misdemeanors, confinement in jail for not more than twelve months and a fine of not more than $2,500, either or both.
  • For Class 2 misdemeanors, confinement in jail for not more than six months and a fine of not more than $1,000, either or both.
  • For Class 3 misdemeanors, a fine of not more than $500.
  • For Class 4 misdemeanors, a fine of not more than $250.

For a misdemeanor offense prohibiting proximity to children as described in subsection A of § 18.2-370.2, the sentencing court is authorized to impose the punishment set forth in subsection B of that section in addition to any other penalty provided by law.

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 Code § 18.2-12. Same; where no punishment or maximum punishment prescribed.

A misdemeanor for which no punishment or no maximum punishment is prescribed by statute shall be punishable as a Class 1 misdemeanor.

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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Hit Run Laws Virginia Laws 46.2-894 Fairfax Richmond Beach Loudoun Prince William

Hit & Run Defense – Virginia Lawyers

There are many different applicable laws & penalties for hit & run charges in Virginia. First and foremost, it can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony offense.

If you have been charged with hit & run in Virginia, contact our law firm immediately for help.

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

Virginia Code 46.2-894. Duty of driver to stop, etc., in event of accident involving injury or death or damage to attended property; penalty.

Hit Run Laws Virginia Laws 46.2-894

Hit Run Laws Virginia Laws 46.2-894

The driver of any vehicle involved in an accident in which a person is killed or injured or in which an attended vehicle or other attended property is damaged shall immediately stop as close to the scene of the accident as possible without obstructing traffic, as provided in § 46.2-888, and report his name, address, driver’s license number, and vehicle registration number forthwith to the State Police or local law-enforcement agency, to the person struck and injured if such person appears to be capable of understanding and retaining the information, or to the driver or some other occupant of the vehicle collided with or to the custodian of other damaged property. The driver shall also render reasonable assistance to any person injured in such accident, including taking such injured person to a physician, surgeon, or hospital if it is apparent that medical treatment is necessary or is requested by the injured person.

Where, because of injuries sustained in the accident, the driver is prevented from complying with the foregoing provisions of this section, the driver shall, as soon as reasonably possible, make the required report to the State Police or local law-enforcement agency and make a reasonable effort to locate the person struck, or the driver or some other occupant of the vehicle collided with, or the custodian of the damaged property, and report to such person or persons his name, address, driver’s license number, and vehicle registration number.

Any person convicted of a violation of this section is guilty of (i) a Class 5 felony if the accident results in injury to or the death of any person, or if the accident results in more than $ 1000 of damage to property or (ii) a Class 1 misdemeanor if the accident results in damage of $ 1000 or less to property.

Virginia Code 46.2-900. Penalty for violation of §§ 46.2-895 through 46.2-897.

Any person convicted of violating the provisions of §§ 46.2-895 through 46.2-897 shall, if such accident results in injury to or the death of any person, be guilty of a Class 6 felony. If such accident results only in damage to property, the person so convicted shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor; however, if the vehicle or other property struck is unattended and such damage is less than $250, such person shall be guilty of a Class 4 misdemeanor. A motor vehicle operator convicted of a Class 4 misdemeanor under this section shall be assigned three demerit points by the Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Virginia Code 46.2-901. Suspension of driver’s license for failure to report certain accidents.

Any person convicted of violating the provisions of §§ 46.2-894 through 46.2-897 may be punished, in addition to the penalties provided in §§ 46.2-894 and 46.2-900, if such accident resulted only in damage to property and such damage exceeded $500, by suspension of his license or privilege to operate a motor vehicle on the highways of the Commonwealth for a period not to exceed six months by the court. This section shall in no case be construed to limit the authority or duty of the Commissioner with respect to revocation of licenses for violation of §§ 46.2-894 through 46.2-897 as provided in Article 10 (§ 46.2-364 et seq.) of Chapter 3 of this title. Any license revoked under the provisions of this section shall be surrendered to the court to be disposed of in accordance with the provisions of § 46.2-398.

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 10AMunicipal Center

Virginia Beach, VA 23456

HIT RUN LAWS VIRGINIA LAWS 46.2-894

Va. Code Penalties
Hit & Run Laws Virginia

DUTY OF THE DRIVER

Va. Code § 46.2-894

Duty of the driver to stop in event of accident involving injury or
death or damage to attended property.

If the accident results in injury to or the death of any person, or if the accident results in more than $1000 of damage to property. Class 5 Felony (imprisonment 1 to 10 years, or in the discretion of the jury or the court — confinement in jail for up to 12 months or fine up to $2,500 either or both)
If the accident results in damage of $1000 or less to
property.
Class 1 Misdemeanor (Imprisonment up to 12 months or
fine up to $2,500 either or both)
Hit & Run Laws Virginia

Va. Code § 46.2-900

Duty of the driver to stop in event of accident involving injury or death ordamage to unattended property.

If the accident results in more than $250 of damage to property. Class 1 Misdemeanor (Imprisonment up to 12 months or
fine up to $2,500 either or both)
If the accident results in less than $250 of damage to property Class 4 Misdemeanor (Fine up to $250)
Hit & Run Laws Virginia

DUTY OF THE CO-PASSENGER

Va. Code § 46.2-900.

In case the driver fails to stop and make the report then it’s a duty of the co-passenger who were sixteen years or older in the vehicle shall
inform to the police regarding the accident within 24 hours

Accidents involving injury, death, or damage to attended property Class 6 felony (imprisonment of 1 to 5 years, or
confinement in jail up to 12 months and a fine up to $2,500, either or both.)
Accident in which no person is killed or injured, but
caused damage to the unattended property, in which damage is more than $250
Class 1 Misdemeanor (Imprisonment up to 12 months or fine up to $2,500 either or both)
Accident in which no person is killed or injured, but
caused damage to the unattended property, in which damage is less than $250
Class 4 Misdemeanor (Fine up to $250)
Hit & Run Laws Virginia

Va. Code § 46.2-901

In case of above said accident resulted only in damage to property and such damage exceeded $500. In addition to the above mentioned penalties the
driver’s license may be suspended up to six months.

If you have been charged with hit & run 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 covered 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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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.