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Legal Statutes: Virginia

UPDATED November 17, 2016

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Article 9. Disposition

back to top16.1-278.14. Criminal jurisdiction; protective orders; family offenses

In cases involving the violation of any law, regulation or ordinance for the education, protection or care of children or involving offenses committed by one family or household member against another, the juvenile court or the circuit court may impose a penalty prescribed by applicable sections of the Code and may impose conditions and limitations upon the defendant to protect the health or safety of family or household members, including, but not limited to, a protective order as provided in § 16.1-279.1, treatment and counseling for the defendant and payment by the defendant for crisis shelter care for the complaining family or household member.
(1991, c. 534; 1992, c. 742; 1996, c. 866.)