Virginia Lawyers Richmond Criminal Violation Code 18.2-57

Virginia Lawyers Richmond Criminal Violation Code 18.2-57

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Luther v. Commonwealth

Facts:

Defendant appealed the judgment of the Court of Appeals of Virginia affirming defendant’s conviction of assault on a police officer in violation of Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-57(C).  The issue on appeal was whether the present ability to inflict bodily harm was an element of assault for purposes of VA. Code Ann. § 18.2-57(C). Because the statute did not define assault, the reviewing court looked to the common law definition of the term. The reviewing court found that well-founded fear or apprehension of harm, combined with an intent to instill that fear, was sufficient to support a conviction for common law assault. Therefore, the present ability to inflict harm was not required.

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Virginia Lawyers Richmond Criminal Violation Code 18.2-57

Virginia Lawyers Richmond Criminal Violation Code 18.2-57

Holdings:

The Virginia Court made the following holding:
  • At common law, assault was both a crime and a tort. The common law crime of assault required an attempt or offer committed with an intent to inflict bodily harm coupled with the present ability to inflict such harm. The common law tort of assault could be completed if the tortfeasor engaged in actions intended to place the victim in fear of bodily harm and created a well-founded fear in the victim.

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Richmond Court House Detail:

Richmond Circuit Court

400 North Ninth Street,
John Marshall Courts Building,
Richmond, VA 23219.

Richmond-Criminal General District Court

920 Hull Street, Northside,
Richmond, VA 23224-4070.

Richmond-Civil General District Court

John Marshall Courts Building,
400 N. 9th Street, Room 203,
Richmond, VA 23219.

Richmond Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court

Oliver Hill Courts Building,
1600 Oliver Hill Way, Suite C181,
Richmond, VA 23219-1214.

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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.