Legal Question in Criminal Law in Virginia


what usually is the punishment for assault

Asked on 6/01/01, 7:54 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Glenn R. Tankersley Regency Legal Clinic

Re: assault

It depends on the judge or jury imposing the punishment.

The maximum penalty for misdemeanor assault is twelve months in jail and/or a fine of $2,500.

If it is felony assault, it depends on the facts of the particular case and what the results were. Murder, for instance, is a result of assault.

Predictions on penalties for criminal offenses are problematic at best, impossible at worst-especially when you haven't given all the facts.

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Answered on 6/27/01, 12:01 am

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