Assault Laws

D.C. and Washington DC area all divide assaults into separate categories. Each state specifies the punishment for different categories of assault.

D.C. Assault LawsCodeDetails and Sentencing
Assault With Intent To Kill or to Commit First Degree Sexual AssaultDC code §22-401Minimum jail time of 2 years.
Assault With A Dangerous WeaponDC code §22-402Up to 10 years in prison.
Assault With Intent To Commit Any Other OffenseDC Code §22-403Up to five years in jail.
Assault or Threatened Assault In A Threatening MannerDC Code §22-404Up to 180 days in jail.
Aggravated AssaultDC code §22-404.01Up to ten years in jail.


Washington DC Area Assault LawsCodeDetails and Sentencing
Assault and BatteryVA code §18.2-57Class 1 misdemeanor. At least 6 months, with 30 days mandatory confinement.
Assault (Hate crime)VA code §18.2-57 Assaulting someone due to race, religion, or nationality is a class 6 felony.
Assault and Battery Against a Family MemberVA code §18.2-57.2First conviction is a class 1 misdemeanor. Third offense is a class 6 felony.