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Chapter 4.
Crimes Against the Person
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  • Article 1.
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  • § 18.2-30
    Murder and manslaughter declared felonies
    § 18.2-31
    Aggravated murder defined; punishment
    § 18.2-32
    First and second degree murder defined; punishment
    § 18.2-32.1
    Murder of a pregnant woman; penalty
    § 18.2-32.2
    Killing a fetus; penalty
    § 18.2-32.3
    Human infant; independent and separate existence
    § 18.2-33
    Felony homicide defined; punishment
    § 18.2-34
    § 18.2-35
    How voluntary manslaughter punished
    § 18.2-36
    How involuntary manslaughter punished
    § 18.2-36.1
    Certain conduct punishable as involuntary manslaughter
    § 18.2-36.2
    Involuntary manslaughter; operating a watercraft while under the influence; penalties
    § 18.2-37
    How and where homicide prosecuted and punished if death occur without the Commonwealth
    § 18.2-37.1
    Certain matters not to constitute defenses
  • Article 2.2.
    Terrorism Offenses
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  • § 18.2-46.4
    § 18.2-46.5
    Committing, conspiring and aiding and abetting acts of terrorism prohibited; penalty
    § 18.2-46.6
    Possession, manufacture, distribution, etc. of weapon of terrorism or hoax device prohibited; penalty
    § 18.2-46.7
    Act of bioterrorism against agricultural crops or animals; penalty
    § 18.2-46.8
    § 18.2-46.9
    § 18.2-46.10
    Violation of sections within article separate and distinct offenses
  • Article 3.
    Kidnapping and Related Offenses
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  • § 18.2-47
    Abduction and kidnapping defined; punishment
    § 18.2-48
    Abduction with intent to extort money or for immoral purpose
    § 18.2-48.1
    Abduction by prisoners or committed persons; penalty
    § 18.2-49
    Threatening, attempting, or assisting in such abduction; penalty
    § 18.2-49.1
    Violation of court order regarding custody and visitation; penalty
    § 18.2-50
    Disclosure of information and assistance to law-enforcement officers required
    § 18.2-50.1
    § 18.2-50.2
    Emergency control of telephone service in hostage or barricaded person situation
    § 18.2-50.3
    Enticing, etc., another into a dwelling house with intent to commit certain felonies; penalty
  • Article 4.
    Assaults and Bodily Woundings
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  • § 18.2-51
    Shooting, stabbing, etc., with intent to maim, kill, etc.
    § 18.2-51.1
    Malicious bodily injury to law-enforcement officers, firefighters, search and rescue personnel, or emergency medical services personnel; penalty; lesser-included offense
    § 18.2-51.2
    Aggravated malicious wounding; penalty
    § 18.2-51.3
    Prohibition against reckless endangerment of others by throwing objects from places higher than one story; penalty
    § 18.2-51.4
    Maiming, etc., of another resulting from driving while intoxicated
    § 18.2-51.5
    Maiming, etc., of another resulting from operating a watercraft while intoxicated; penalty
    § 18.2-51.6
    Strangulation of another; penalty
    § 18.2-51.7
    Female genital mutilation; penalty
    § 18.2-52
    Malicious bodily injury by means of any caustic substance or agent or use of any explosive or fire
    § 18.2-52.1
    Possession of infectious biological substances or radiological agents; penalties
    § 18.2-52.2
    Animal attack resulting from owner's disregard for human life; penalty
    § 18.2-53
    Shooting, etc., in committing or attempting a felony
    § 18.2-53.1
    Use or display of firearm in committing felony
    § 18.2-54
    Conviction of lesser offenses under certain indictments
    § 18.2-54.1
    Attempts to poison
    § 18.2-54.2
    Adulteration of food, drink, drugs, cosmetics, etc.; penalty
    § 18.2-55
    Bodily injuries caused by prisoners, state juvenile probationers and state and local adult probationers or adult parolees
    § 18.2-55.1
    Hazing of youth gang members unlawful; criminal liability
    § 18.2-56
    Hazing unlawful; civil and criminal liability; duty of school, etc., officials; penalty
    § 18.2-56.1
    Reckless handling of firearms; reckless handling while hunting
    § 18.2-56.2
    Allowing access to firearms by children; penalty
    § 18.2-57
    Assault and battery; penalty
    § 18.2-57.01
    Pointing laser at law-enforcement officer unlawful; penalty
    § 18.2-57.02
    Disarming a law-enforcement or correctional officer; penalty
    § 18.2-57.1
    § 18.2-57.2
    Assault and battery against a family or household member; penalty
    § 18.2-57.3
    Persons charged with first offense of assault and battery against a family or household member may be placed on local community-based probation; conditions; education and treatment programs; costs and fees; violations; discharge
    § 18.2-57.4
    Reporting findings of assault and battery to military family advocacy representatives
    § 18.2-57.5
    Certain matters not to constitute defenses
  • Article 6.
    Extortion and Other Threats
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  • § 18.2-59
    Extortion of money, property or pecuniary benefit
    § 18.2-60
    Threats of death or bodily injury to a person or member of his family; threats of death or bodily injury to persons on school property; threats of death or bodily injury to health care providers; penalty
    § 18.2-60.1
    Threatening the Governor or his immediate family
    § 18.2-60.2
    Members of the Governor's immediate family
    § 18.2-60.3
    Stalking; penalty
    § 18.2-60.4
    Violation of protective orders; penalty
    § 18.2-60.5
    Unauthorized use of electronic tracking device; penalty