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Who is a Victim?

According to Virginia § 19.2-11.01, a victim is a person who suffered physical, psychological, or
economic harm as a direct result of the commission of a felony or of: assault and battery,
stalking, sexual battery, attempted sexual battery, or maiming or driving while intoxicated.
Spouses, children, and parents/legal guardians of minors victimized by these offenses are also
considered victims under Virginia law unless that person is the defendant.


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