Assault and Battery laws in Virginia are complicated and the
ramifications of being charged with assault and battery can be very
Assault and battery are two different charges, but are often charged together.Assault is a physical threat, but battery is the actual act of physically harming someone.Battery offenses are further divided in Virginia into malicious and unlawful wounding.Additionally,
Virginia law increases the penalties involved for assaults and
batteries that are hate crimes or are directed against persons who
occupy certain public positions like teachers or law enforcement
Click on the links below for the Virginia Assault and Battery statutes:
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