Henrico, VA asked in Criminal Law for Virginia

Q: A Woman I was intimate with is married and lied to me about the status. Learned this is illegal, can I press charges?

She also has severe mental health issues

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Daniel P Leavitt
Daniel P Leavitt
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Midlothian, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: Adultery is a class 4 misdemeanor in Virginia. What would be your point in wanting to press charges against her?

Bernard Crane
Bernard Crane
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Washington, DC
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: She has severe mental health issues, and you had sex with her?

And now you want to go the the police and have HER arrested?

You have a right to remain silent.

I suggest you use it.

If you are under 18, disregard the above. Talk with your parents, or a counselor at your school or your church, or some adult you trust. it may be you still decide to do nothing, but you should talk this out with an adult who is detached from the situation who can give you good advice, before you make any decisions.

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