Sandston, VA asked in Criminal Law for Virginia

Q: My husband was charged with a misdemeanor for assault and battery while incarcerated. I need resources or legal advice

He is finishing out his sentence for other non related cases at Henrico New Kent Regional Jail in Barhamsville,VA. He also filed a grievance on a correctional officer who touch him inappropriate on his leg to awaken him. The officer violated protocol to awaken inmates. He is awaiting results on the grievance filed. As his wife, I do not know what criminal justice organization would be able to help navigate his legal issues. He is relying on me to be his voice on the inside as far as getting help on his case. What should I do?

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Bryan J. Jones

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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Charlottesville, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: If he's charged with a crime, a lawyer will be appointed to represent him. If he's just charged with an internal jail offense, he will almost certainly not be able to have an attorney assist with that process.

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