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Simple Assault/Family Abuse Defense – Virginia Lawyers

There are many different penalties for Simple Assault/Family Abuse charges in Virginia.

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Simple Assault Family Abuse Arlington Virginia Lawyer
Simple Assault Family Abuse Arlington Virginia Lawyer

Simple Assault/Family Abuse Defense In Arlington Virginia

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Charlie v. Commonwealth

Facts:

Responding to a domestic incident involving defendant and his live-in girlfriend, several police officers entered defendant’s house without a warrant, asked to speak with his girlfriend outside, and then obtained information from her. Based upon that information, the officers arrested defendant on family abuse charges, where the defendant had committed simple assault on the victim. Defendant was convicted for the offense. Defendant appealed.

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Holding:

The Virginia Court made the following holding:

  • Where the chain between the challenged evidence and the primary illegality is long or the linkage can be shown only by sophisticated argument, exclusion would seem inappropriate. In such a case it is highly unlikely that the police officers foresaw the challenged evidence as a probable product of their illegality; thus it could not have been a motivating force behind it. It follows that the threat of exclusion could not possibly operate as a deterrent in that situation.
  • But-for causation is decidedly not the test used to determine whether evidence is tainted by an unconstitutional search or seizure such that suppression is an appropriate remedy. Rather, but-for cause, or causation in the logical sense alone, can be too attenuated to justify exclusion. Additionally, the taint of an unlawful search or seizure can dissipate when the causal connection to the purported illegality is remote, when an independent actor’s free will breaks the causal chain, or when, even given a direct causal connection, the interest protected by the constitutional guarantee that has been violated would not be served by suppression of the evidence obtained.

Simple Assault/Family Abuse 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

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Arlington, VA 22201

Arlington General District Court

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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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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.