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James Wilson v. Commonwealth

Facts:

Defendant was arrested and charged with the felony offense of assault and battery on a law enforcement officer Fairfax Virginia.  The trial court found that the defendant’s arrest was improper and/or unlawful and the court defined that his resistance to that arrest did not constitute the specific crime of assault and battery of a law enforcement officer.  However, the defendant punched the officer in the face and that conduct constituted simple assault.  The trial Court found that the defendant guilty of the lesser offense of simple assault.

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Virginia Code Simple Assault Defined Lawyers Unlawful Arrest

Virginia Code Simple Assault Defined Lawyers Unlawful Arrest

Holdings:

The Virginia Court made the following holding:
  • In order to sustain a conviction for assault and battery on a law enforcement officer, a felony, the Commonwealth of Virginia must prove that the officer was in the lawful course of his duties at the time of the assault.  Otherwise, a defendant is entitled to use reasonable force against an officer in order to defend himself against an unlawful arrest. The question of whether an arrest was lawful is a mixed question of law and fact.

If you are concerned about how simple assault is defined by the Virginia Code, contact our law firm immediately for help.

If you are facing a criminal case in Virginia, contact a SRIS Law Group lawyer for help.  You can reach us at 888-437-7747

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

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

Contact our law firm today to speak with a lawyer today about your Criminal Case.  An attorney from our firm will do his best to help you.

We will do our absolute best to help you get the best result possible based on the facts of your case. Our law firm has the necessary experience to assist you with this matter.

We also cover the following courts in Virginia:

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 A Municipal Center
Virginia Beach, VA 23456

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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.