If your relationship goes south, it is critical you maintain composure despite the fact that your significant other may be intentionally “pressing all of your buttons.” Do not make the mistake of becoming an aggressor. Also, do not fight back unless you fear for your safety. As you can see from the chart below, a second assault and battery upon a family member carries with it tremendous consequences – a class 1 felony! If you have been accused of sexual battery, the consequences are even more severe. Your Virginia Beach and Norfolk Domestic Relations Attorney has consolidated the chart below for you to reference the various criminal laws punishing domestic crimes. Arguably the most significant and by far most common is the first statute, 18.2-57.2.
VIRGINIA DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: A SECOND OFFENSE CAN COST YOU
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