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Criminal – Assault On Officer – Hepatitis C – Blood Smear (access required)

A defendant who suffered from hepatitis C and who made an incision on his palm and then approached a police officer to shake hands, covering the officer’s palm with blood, can be convicted of assault on a law enforcement officer in violation of Va. Code § 18.2-57(c), the Virginia Court of Appeals holds. Defendant first contends ...