Who is a Victim?


According to Virginia § 19.2-1101, 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
  • Attempted sexual battery
  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Maiming
  • Sexual battery
  • Stalking

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.