Assault and battery; when attorney or deputy attorney for Commonwealth is victimized. (SB973)

Introduced By

Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Assault and battery of attorney for the Commonwealth or deputy attorney for the Commonwealth; penalty. Adds attorney for the Commonwealth and deputy attorney for the Commonwealth to the list of persons for which an enhanced penalty applies if such person is victimized because of his position. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15101572D
01/10/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/15/2015Impact statement from VCSC (SB973)
01/19/2015Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (12-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2015Committee substitute printed 15103942D-S1
01/19/2015Rereferred to Finance
01/20/2015Impact statement from VCSC (SB973S1)
02/11/2015Left in Finance


Safer Virginia writes:

An enhanced penalty should apply to both prosecution and defense attorneys, not just to those prosecuting and judging citizens.