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Criminal – Officer Assault – ABC Agent (access required)

A special agent with the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control is not a “law enforcement officer” for purposes of the felony assault statute, and the Court of Appeals reverses defendant’s conviction under Va. Code § 18.2-57(C) and remands for defendant to be sentenced for lesser-included A&B. ABC agents are not specifically included in the statutory ...