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Criminal – Felon In Possession – Misdemeanor Domestic Violence (access required)

A conviction for assault and battery in Virginia does not require “physical force” as an element of the crime, and so defendant’s conviction for assault and battery of a family or household member, in and of itself, does not meet the federal statutory definition of “misdemeanor crime of domestic violence”; as the record here does ...

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