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Domestic Assault – Fairfax, Virginia Lawyers

If you have been charged with Domestic Assault In Fairfax Virginia and you are concerned about a conviction, contact our law firm immediately for help.

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Domestic Assault Defense in Fairfax, Virginia.

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.

Domestic Assault Fairfax Virginia
Domestic Assault Fairfax Virginia

James Carter 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.

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

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.
  • Other factors appropriate for consideration when defining cohabitation include the length and continuity of the relationship. Although a person may have only one legal domicile at one time, he may have more than one residence for purposes of a statute proscribing domestic assault.

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

Domestic Assault Defense in Fairfax, Virginia.

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.

Courts we cover in Fairfax, Virginia

Fairfax Circuit Court

4110 Chain Bridge Road,
Fairfax, VA 22030

Fairfax County General District Court

4110 Chain Bridge Road,
Fairfax, VA 22030

Fairfax County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court

4110 Chain Bridge Road,
Fairfax, VA 22030-4020

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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.

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