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16.1-279.1 Code – Virginia Lawyers

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Code 16.1-279.1 in Virginia.

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Jackson 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 a protective order 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
  • The credibility of the witnesses and the weight accorded the evidence are matters solely for the fact finder who has the opportunity to see and hear that evidence as it is presented. The appellate court gives deference to the fact finder who, having seen and heard the witnesses, assesses their credibility and weighs their testimony.
  • Given the unambiguous wording of Va. Code Ann. § 16.1-279.1, the General Assembly clearly intended protective orders to safeguard the health and physical safety of a petitioner.

Code 16.1-279.1 in Virginia.

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