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Malicious Wounding or Maiming

A person is guilty of malicious wounding (also referred as maiming):

  • If any person maliciously shoot, stab, cut, or wound any person or
  •  by any means cause him bodily injury,
  • with the intent to maim, disfigure, disable, or kill.

Malicious wounding is punishable by five to twenty years in prison and/or up to a $100,000 fine. Representation by criminal defense attorney is always recommended.

VIRGINIA CODE: http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title18.2/chapter4/section18.2-51/

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