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Virginia Man Faces Charges For Trespass, Assault, Larceny & Other Crimes

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The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Virginia man for grand larceny, assault and battery, and various other crimes, according to an article by the Loudoun Times-Mirror.

On February 11, sheriff’s deputies responded to reports of a stolen vehicle near the 42900 block of Fadeley Lane in Sterling. Law enforcement tracked the suspect to a nearby hotel. The Virginia man resisted arrest, assaulted several deputies, and set off the fire alarm.

As a result of this incident, the Virginia man faces criminal charges for:

  • Trespassing;
  • Destruction of property;
  • Assault and battery against a police officer;
  • Grand larceny; and
  • Several other offenses.

At this juncture, the Virginia man remains in police custody at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center, without bond. While this man awaits further legal developments, it feels like a proper occasion to review the potential Virginia penalties in this case.

Virginia Punishment for Trespassing

The punishment for trespassing appears at Code of Virginia Section 18.2-119. Under this section, trespassing is categorized as a Class 1 misdemeanor. If convicted for this class of misdemeanor, the potential punishment can include a jail sentence of 12 months and criminal fines up to $2,500.

Virginia Punishment for Destruction of Property

The punishment for destruction of property appears at Code of Virginia Section 18.2-137. Under this section, destruction of property can be either a Class 1 misdemeanor or a Class 6 felony.

The Class 1 misdemeanor version applies to offenses that involve less than $1,000 in property damage. A conviction for this misdemeanor will likely result in a similar punishment to that described in the trespassing section.

The Class 6 felony version applies to offenses that involve more than $1,000 in property damage. If convicted for this class of felony, the potential punishment can include a prison sentence between one and five years as well as criminal fines up to $2,500.

Virginia Punishment for Assaulting Police Officer

The punishment for assault and battery against a police officer appears at Code of Virginia Section 18.2-57. Under this section, assault and battery against a police officer is categorized as a Class 6 felony. A conviction for this misdemeanor will likely result in a similar punishment to that described in the previous section.

That being said, Section 18.2-57 does provide a mandatory minimum of six months in prison for assault and battery against a police officer.

Virginia Punishment for Grand Larceny

The punishment for grand larceny appears at Code of Virginia Section 18.2-95. Under this section, grand larceny is categorized as a felony crime. If convicted for this felony, the potential punishment can include a prison sentence between one and 20 years as well as criminal fines up to $2,500.

Do You Need Legal Help?

If you need legal assistance with criminal charges for a misdemeanor or felony offense, contact the skilled Leesburg criminal defense lawyers at Simms Showers LLP for help. We can assist you throughout each step of your case.

Resource:

loudountimes.com/news/lorton-man-charged-with-stealing-vehicle-destruction-of-property-other-crimes/article_65f9ed22-709c-11eb-b4e6-0f7c4ee07cfb.html

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