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Criminal – A&B – Family Member – Jury Nullification (access required)

A defendant's conviction of assault and battery on a family or household member, third offense, is affirmed, despite defendant's claim that the trial court erred in convicting him of a felony (Va. Code Sect. 18.2-57.2(B)), rather than a misdemeanor (Code Sect. 18.2057.2(A)). Defendant was indicted for a felony, and the commonwealth met its burden ...