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Protective Orders – Virginia Lawyers

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Protective Order In Virginia – Virginia Attorneys

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Taylor v. Commonwealth

Facts:

Defendant sought review of a judgment entered by the Court of Appeals of Virginia, which affirmed defendant’s convictions for two instances of violating protective orders issued under Va. Code Ann. § 16.1-279.1. Defendant challenged his convictions based on the sufficiency of the evidence.

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Holdings:

The Virginia Court made the following holding:

  • Va. Code Ann. § 16.1-279.1 authorizes a juvenile and domestic relations district court to issue a protective order in cases of family abuse to protect the health and safety of the petitioner and family or household members of the petitioner. In order to accomplish such protection, Va. Code Ann. § 16.1-279.1(A) permits the court to impose one, several, or all of a list of enumerated conditions upon the respondent. The first two provisions listed under Va. Code Ann. § 16.1-279.1(A) specifically authorize a court to impose conditions on the respondent prohibiting acts of family abuse and prohibiting such contacts by the respondent with the petitioner or family or household members of the petitioner as the court deems necessary for the health or safety of such persons.

Va. Code Ann. § 16.1-279.1(A)(2) permits the court to issue a protective order that prohibits such contacts by the respondent with the petitioner as the court deems necessary for the health or safety of the petitioner.

While “contacts” is not defined in the statute, in essence, the statute permits the court to fashion protective orders that create a persistent barrier between the petitioner and the respondent so as to reasonably ensure the health and physical safety of the petitioner.

Protective Order In Virginia – Virginia Attorneys

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