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Category Archives: Domestic Violence

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Family Abuse Under Virginia Law

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Family abuse is a legal term in Virginia for criminal acts involving family members or similar personal associates. Commonly referred to as domestic violence, family abuse occurs when a person abuses or threatens his or her own family members. Unlike other crimes, family abuse centers on the relationship between the perpetrator and victim. As… Read More »

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What are the Different Types of Protection Orders in Virginia?

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In order to protect victims of domestic violence and similar family abuse, Virginia law provides for three different types of protection orders. These orders help protect victims from future abuse in a number of ways, including legal prohibition of future contact and similar measures. There are generally three types of protection orders under Virginia… Read More »

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How Does Virginia Deal With Domestic Violence?

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Domestic violence is a broad term that encompasses many different types of violent crimes perpetrated against a family or household member. Referred to legally as family abuse under Virginia state law, domestic violence is different from many other criminal offenses. This is because domestic violence and family abuse require a specific and close relationship… Read More »

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Domestic Violence Under Virginia Law

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Domestic violence is a broad term that applies to criminal conduct against certain family and household members. Referred to legally as family abuse, there are many forms of domestic violence under Virginia law. That is because family abuse centers on the relationship between the perpetrator and the victim. Unless the perpetrator commits an offense… Read More »

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Domestic Dispute Leads to Illegal Drug Charges for Virginia Man

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After initially responding to a domestic dispute, Stafford County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man from Dumfries, Virginia, for possession of illegal drugs and several other crimes, reported The Free Lance-Star. The deputies went to Paradise Court on Tuesday, August 7th at approximately 4:30 p.m. They were responding to a domestic violence incident and quickly… Read More »

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Virginia Senators Stand Up for Victims of Domestic Violence and Other Abuse

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Virginia U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine have co-sponsored bicameral and bipartisan legislation to protect victims from domestic violence, sexual assault, and other abuse, as reported by NBC affiliate WVIR. Referred to as the Pet and Women Safety (PAWS) Act, Senators Warner and Kaine are seeking to protect humans and pets from all… Read More »

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How Does Virginia Handle Domestic Violence?

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Police in Fairfax County, Virginia, were able to resolve a domestic violence call without further incident, as reported by NBC4 Washington. After police arrived at the scene, the alleged abuser fled upstairs and refused to leave. With the suspect upstairs, police were able to secure the home, clearing all other people and the victim… Read More »

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Basics of Virginia Domestic Violence Law

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Domestic violence is a serious crime in Virginia that can come with severe penalties. If you are charged with domestic violence, it is crucial that you contact a skilled domestic violence attorney as soon as possible to defend you against the charges. Virginia Domestic Violence Laws Domestic violence in Virginia is generally charged under… Read More »

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Domestic Violence and Assault and Battery Defenses in Virginia

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Just because you are charged with domestic violence or assault and battery in Virginia does not necessarily mean that you will be convicted of those charges. The criminal justice system in the United States is set up so that people are innocent until proven guilty, and being charged with a crime does not mean… Read More »

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Virginia Simple Assault and Battery Laws

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Like in every other state, assault and battery are crimes in Virginia. In order to understand the crime of assault and battery, the terms first need to be defined. In the Virginia code the terms that are used are “assault” and “assault and battery.” Assault means that someone acted in an overt way that… Read More »

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