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In Fairfax, Virginia assault & battery is generally when one person touches or attempts to touch another without the consent of the person being touched or acting in a threatening manner, thereby causing another to be in fear of immediate harm.

Domestic violence is the assault & battery on a household member or family by another household member

In the past, assault was different from battery. Assault was the threat of an unwanted touching. Battery was the actual touching. Now, like most states, Fairfax, Virginia does not distinguish between the terms and the term assault & battery is used interchangeably.

Domestic Violence Fairfax Virginia Assault Battery Laws
Domestic Violence Fairfax Virginia Assault Battery Laws

Domestic violence is a form of assault and battery in Fairfax. In Fairfax, Virginia, domestic violence is the assault & battery on a household member or family member by another household member. In the past, domestic violence was not paid a lot of attention to by the justice system in Fairfax, Virginia. Society viewed it as a family matter and deemed that the parties would resolve their differences without third party intervention. In the recent past, society’s attitude has changed towards domestic violence. The Fairfax, Virginia courts now treat domestic violence very seriously. The family member , who is usually the spouse in Fairfax, Virginia can no longer have the charges dropped by telling the prosecutor or the court that they do not wish the family member charged to be prosecuted. Once the police are called, usually the matter of whether the family member is prosecuted is no longer up to the alleged victim. A domestic assault charge is not a simple case in Fairfax, Virginia.

A number of factors will determine the punishment of the person who is convicted of domestic violence in Fairfax, Virginia. Some of the factors are the severity of the victim injuries, whether a minor was present (and even worse, if the minor saw the domestic violence or was a victim of the domestic violence) and lastly whether this is the first time the person has been convicted of domestic violence.

In Vrginia, a third or subsequent offense of domestic violence can result with being convicted of a felony.

If you need assault & battery defense or domestic violence defense in Fairfax, contact a SRIS Law Group Fairfax, Virginia attorney via phone at 888-437-7747.

Our client meeting locations in Virginia are in Northern Virginia, Central Virginia, Hampton Roads/Tidewater area & Western part of Virginia. You can visit us in Fairfax, Lynchburg, Loudoun, Fredericksburg, Manassas, Richmond & Virginia Beach.

Our Fairfax, Virginia lawyers who defend assault & battery & domestic violence cases and staff speak the following languages in addition to English: Spanish, French, Arabic, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Cantonese, Mandarin & Malaysian.

Fairfax Court House Detail:

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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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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