Crimes Against The Person

Fairfax Attorney Paul Liam McGlone is a LIFE MEMBER of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.  When interviewing lawyers, always remember to ask about their NACDL membership status.  Non-members are likely to be general practice lawyers who take criminal cases as a part of their overall practice.

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 Venue

18.2-46.1 Definitions

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

18.2-46.3:2 Forfeiture

18.2-46.3:3 Enhanced punishment for gang activity taking place in a gang-free zone; penalties

18.2-46.4 Definitions

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

18.2-46.8 Venue

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

18.2-61 Rape

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

18.2-68 through 18.2-70 Repealed by Acts 1994, c. 59

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

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