Domestic Assault Virginia Attorneys Arlington

Domestic Assault Defense In Arlington – Virginia Lawyers

There are many different penalties for Domestic Assault charges in Arlington Virginia.

If you have been charged with Domestic Assault in Arlington Virginia, contact our firm immediately for help.

Domestic Assault Arlington Virginia Attorneys
Domestic Assault Arlington Virginia Attorneys

Domestic Assault Defense In Arlington Virginia

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

Micamark v. Commonwealth

Facts:

Appellant challenged his bench trial conviction for assault and battery against a family or household member in violation of Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-57.2, his third such conviction within 10 years, making it punishable as a Class 6 felony, contending the evidence was insufficient to establish the woman he was convicted of assaulting and battering was a family or household member. He contended a finding he cohabited with the victim sufficient to sustain his conviction for domestic assault and battery was precluded. The court held the essential elements of cohabitation were sufficiently demonstrated. Although a person had one legal domicile at one time, he could have more than one residence for purposes of a statute proscribing domestic assault.

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Holdings:

The Virginia Court made the following holding:

Although the first and second offenses of assault and battery of a family or household member are punished as Class 1 misdemeanors in Virginia–the same punishment imposed for assault and battery on a non-family member who does not belong to any other special class–a third offense for assault and battery of a family or household member within 10 years is subject to heightened punishment as a Class 6 felony. Va. Code Ann. §§ 18.2-57, 18.2-57.2.

In Virginia, the legislature has concluded that assault on a family or household member is more serious than assault on a stranger. Va. Code Ann. §§ 18.2-57, 18.2-57.2

Domestic Assault Defense In Arlington Virginia

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

Courts we cover in Arlington, Virginia

Arlington Circuit Court

1425 North Courthouse Road
Arlington, VA 22201

Arlington General District Court

1425 North Courthouse Road
Suite 2400, Second Floor,
Arlington, VA 22201

Arlington Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court

P. O. Box 925
1425 North Courthouse Rd, Ste 4100
Arlington County Justice Center,
Arlington, VA 22216

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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.