Assault & Battery Defense In Henrico – Virginia Lawyers

There are many different penalties for Assault & Battery charges in Henrico Virginia.

If you are dealing with an assault & battery court proceedings in Henrico Virginia, contact our firm immediately for help.

Court Proceedings Assault Battery Henrico Virginia
Court Proceedings Assault Battery Henrico Virginia

Assault & Battery Court Proceedings In Henrico Virginia

We will do our absolute best to help you get the best result possible based on the facts of your case.

Facts:

Defendant was convicted of assault, malicious wounding, abduction with intent to defile, two counts of object sexual penetration, and misdemeanor sexual battery, violations of Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-51, -48, -67.2, -67.4, and was sentenced to three consecutive life terms, a 20 year term, and 12 months in jail. The Court of Appeals of Virginia affirmed. Defendant appealed.

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Holding:

The Virginia Court made the following holding:
  • The failure to comply with statutory requirements relating to juvenile proceedings including parental notice requirements constitutes procedural error that renders the proceeding voidable. Any procedural error is deemed cured by the issuance of an indictment pursuant to Va. Code Ann. § 16.1-269.1(E).
  • The constitutional safeguards afforded juveniles in In re Gault, 387 U.S. 1 (1967) are limited by Gault to proceedings by which a determination is made as to whether a juvenile is a delinquent as a result of alleged misconduct on his part, with the consequence that he may be committed to a state institution. A transfer hearing is not the type of hearing that results in commitment to a state institution and, accordingly, the constitutional protections imposed in Gault do not apply.
  • Evidence of other crimes generally is not admissible to show a defendant’s propensity to engage in bad acts or crimes. However, there are exceptions to this general rule. Evidence of other crimes is admissible in cases of disputed identity to prove the probability of a common perpetrator if the other crimes bear sufficient marks of similarity to the crime charged. To be admissible, other crimes need not be virtual carbon copies of the crime on trial. The similarity must be such that the probative value outweighs any prejudicial effect

Assault & Battery Court Proceedings In Henrico Virginia

We will do our absolute best to help you get the best result possible based on the facts of your case.

Courts we cover in Henrico, Virginia

Henrico Circuit Court

P. O. Box 90775,
4301 East Parham Road,
Henrico, VA 23273-0775.

Henrico General District Court

P. O. Box 90775,
4301 East Parham Road,
Henrico, VA 23273-0775.

Henrico Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court

4201 E. Parham Road,
Henrico, VA 23228-2745,
P.O. Box 90775 Henrico, VA 23273-0775.

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These summaries are provided by the SRIS Law Group. They represent the firm’s unofficial views of the Justices’ opinions. The original opinions should be consulted for their authoritative content.