Category: Assault

What is the difference between sexual assault and rape?

What is the difference between sexual assault and rape?

The legal definitions of sexual assault and rape vary depending on state laws. Some states do not even use those terms in their penal codes to classify sex-related crimes, opting for labels such as sexual misconduct and sexual battery instead. In Virginia and some other states, however, sexual assault serves […]

Read more

 

Domestic Violence: Do You Know the Seriousness of the Charge?

Domestic Violence: Do You Know the Seriousness of the Charge?

If you have been charged with domestic violence you likely believe that you understand the seriousness of the charge. Generally when the police are called to address a domestic dispute, one of the parties is arrested if there is any evidence of domestic abuse. If you’ve been charged, you likely […]

Read more

 

Charged With Sexual Assault Crimes in Virginia? Here’s What To Expect

Horizontal view of a danger at night

If you have been charged with sexual assault crimes in Virginia, the first thing to know is that the commonwealth of Virginia does not take these offenses lightly. Sex crimes are considered especially heinous under Virginia law, and offenders are subject to severe penalties.

However, the public nature of sex crime cases in Virginia makes the experience of being prosecuted even more harrowing for sex crime defendants.

Keep reading to learn what to expect if you are charged with sexual assault crimes in Virginia.

Read more