In certain cases of assault and batter in Virginia, penalties are more severe if the injured party was a special victim. A special victim is considered to be a government representative that was engaged in his or her official duties at the time of the offense, such as a police officer, a state contractual employee, a healthcare worker, emergency service personnel, a paramedic, or firefighter.
Malicious wounding is a crime in which the intent to kill, maim, or maliciously wound is present when the act is committed. Classified as a Class 3 felony, it is defined as when a person maliciously shoots, stabs, cuts, or wounds any other person by any means that causes bodily injury. If you have been charged with malicious wounding or any other violent crime, contact The Lawrence Law Firm, PLC today.