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Tag Archives: Virginia Domestic Violence Charges


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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Five Types of Domestic Violence in Virginia

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Sometimes referred to as “family abuse” in the Commonwealth of Virginia, domestic violence is a broad term for certain criminal acts perpetrated against a family or household member. Virginia law includes both actual family members — such as parents, children, grandparents, etc. — and household members — such as roommates, romantic partners, and other… 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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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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