Crimes Against The Person
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These "Crimes Against the Person" include Assault and Battery, one of the most common petty offenses, as well as numerous Felonies. The most common felonies in this category are various forms of "Aggravated Assault" including Malicious Wounding and Unlawful Wounding.
This page lists all of the offenses in the Virginia Category called "Crimes Against The Person", with links to the full text of the legislative statutes setting forth the exact law governing these offenses.
18.2-30 Murder and manslaughter declared felonies
18.2-31 Capital murder defined; punishment
18.2-32 First and second degree murder defined; punishment
18.2-32.1 Murder of a pregnant woman; penalty
18.2-32.2 Killing a fetus; penalty
18.2-32.3 Human infant; independent and separate existence.
18.2-33 Felony homicide defined; punishment
18.2-34 Description unavailable
18.2-35 How voluntary manslaughter punished
18.2-36 How involuntary manslaughter punished
18.2-36.1 Certain conduct punishable as involuntary manslaughter
18.2-36.2 Involuntary manslaughter; operating a watercraft while under the influence; penalties.
18.2-37How and where homicide prosecuted and punished if death occur without the Commonwealth
18.2-38 "Mob" defined
18.2-39 "Lynching" defined
18.2-40 Lynching deemed murder
18.2-41 Shooting, stabbing, etc., with intent to maim, kill, etc., by mob
18.2-42 Assault or battery by mob
18.2-42.1 Acts of violence by mob
18.2-43 Apprehension and prosecution of participants in lynching
18.2-44 Civil liability for lynching
18.2-45 Persons suffering death from mob attempting to lynch another person
18.2-46.2 Prohibited criminal street gang participation; penalty
18.2-46.3 Recruitment of persons for criminal street gang; penalty
18.2-46.3:1 Third or subsequent conviction of criminal street gang crimes
18.2-46.3:3 Enhanced punishment for gang activity taking place in a gang-free zone; penalties
18.2-46.5 Committing, conspiring and aiding and abetting acts of terrorism prohibited; penalty
18.2-46.6 possession, manufacture, distribution, etc. of weapon of terrorism or hoax device prohibited; penal...
18.2-46.7 Act of bioterrorism against agricultural crops or animals; penalty
18.2-46.9 Description unavailable
18.2-46.10 Violation of sections within article separate and distinct offenses
18.2-47 Abduction and kidnapping defined; punishment
18.2-48 Abduction with intent to extort money or for immoral purpose
18.2-48.1 Abduction by prisoners; penalty
18.2-49 Threatening, attempting or assisting in such abduction
18.2-49.1 Violation of court order regarding custody and visitation; penalty
18.2-50 Disclosure of information and assistance to law-enforcement officers required
18.2-50.1 Description unavailable
18.2-50.2 Emergency control of telephone service in hostage or barricaded person situation
18.2-51 Shooting, stabbing, etc., with intent to maim, kill, etc
18.2-51.1 Malicious bodily injury to law-enforcement officers, firefighters, search and rescue personnel, or ...
18.2-51.2 Aggravated malicious wounding; penalty
18.2-51.3 Prohibition against reckless endangerment of others by throwing objects from places higher than on...
18.2-51.4 Maiming, etc., of another resulting from driving while intoxicated
18.2-51.5 Maiming, etc., of another resulting from operating a watercraft while intoxicated; penalty...
18.2-51.6 Strangulation of another; penalty
18.2-52 Malicious bodily injury by means of any caustic substance or agent or use of any explosive or fir...
18.2-52.1 Possession of infectious biological substances or radiological agents; penalties
18.2-53 Shooting, etc., in committing or attempting a felony
18.2-53.1 Use or display of firearm in committing felony
18.2-54 Conviction of lesser offenses under certain indictments
18.2-54.1 Attempts to poison
18.2-54.2 Adulteration of food, drink, drugs, cosmetics, etc.; penalty
18.2-55 Bodily injuries caused by prisoners, state juvenile probationers and state and local adult probatio...
18.2-55.1 Hazing of youth gang members unlawful; criminal liability
18.2-56 Hazing unlawful; civil and criminal liability; duty of school, etc., officials
18.2-56.1 Reckless handling of firearms; reckless handling while hunting
18.2-56.2 Allowing access to firearms by children; penalty
18.2-57 Assault and battery
18.2-57.01 Pointing laser at law-enforcement officer unlawful; penalty
18.2-57.02 Disarming a law-enforcement or correctional officer; penalty
18.2-57.1 Description unavailable
18.2-57.2 Assault and battery against a family or household member; penalty
18.2-57.3 Persons charged with first offense of assault and battery against a family or household member may ...
18.2-57.4 Reporting findings of assault and battery to military family advocacy representatives
18.2-58 How punished
18.2-58.1 Carjacking; penalty
18.2-59 Extortion of money, property or pecuniary benefit
18.2-60 Threats of death or bodily injury to a person or member of his family; threats to commit serious bo...
18.2-60.1 Threatening the Governor or his immediate family
18.2-60.2 Members of the Governor's immediate family
18.2-60.3 Stalking; penalty
18.2-60.4 Violation of protective orders; penalty
18.2-62 Testing of certain persons for human immunodeficiency virus or hepatitis B or C viruses
18.2-63 Carnal knowledge of child between thirteen and fifteen years of age
18.2-63.1 Death of victim
18.2-64 Description unavailable
18.2-64.1 Carnal knowledge of certain minors
18.2-64.2 Carnal knowledge of an inmate, parolee, probationer, detainee or pretrial or posttrial offender; pe...
18.2-65 Description unavailable
18.2-66 Description unavailable
18.2-67 Depositions of complaining witnesses in cases of criminal sexual assault and attempted criminal sex...
18.2-67.01 Description unavailable
18.2-67.1 Forcible sodomy
18.2-67.2 Object sexual penetration; penalty
18.2-67.2:1 Description unavailable
18.2-67.3 Aggravated sexual battery; penalty
18.2-67.4 Sexual battery
18.2-67.4:1 Infected sexual battery; penalty
18.2-67.4:2 Sexual abuse of a child under 15 years of age; penalty.
18.2-67.5 Attempted rape, forcible sodomy, object sexual penetration, aggravated sexual battery, and sexual b...
18.2-67.5:1 Punishment upon conviction of third misdemeanor offense
18.2-67.5:2 Punishment upon conviction of certain subsequent felony sexual assault
18.2-67.5:3 Punishment upon conviction of certain subsequent violent felony sexual assault
18.2-67.6 Proof of physical resistance not required
18.2-67.7 Admission of evidence (Supreme Court Rule 2:412 derived from this section)
18.2-67.8 Closed preliminary hearings
18.2-67.9 Testimony by child victims and witnesses using two-way closed-circuit television
18.2-67.10 General definitions
18.2-71 Producing abortion or miscarriage, etc.; penalty
18.2-71.1 Partial birth infanticide; penalty
18.2-72 When abortion lawful during first trimester of pregnancy
18.2-73 When abortion lawful during second trimester of pregnancy
18.2-74 When abortion or termination of pregnancy lawful after second trimester of pregnancy
18.2-74.1 Abortion, etc., when necessary to save life of woman
18.2-74.2 Description unavailable
18.2-75 Conscience clause
18.2-76 Informed written consent required; civil penalty
18.2-76.1 Encouraging or promoting abortion
18.2-76.2 Description unavailable