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ATTENTION VOTER: Important Information regarding Absentee Voting for the 2019 General Election Begins Friday


Public Notice:  Please take note that at the Board of Supervisors regular meeting on October 21, 2019 has been rescheduled for October 28, 2019, beginning at 7:00 pm; a work session beginning at 5:00 pm has been added that night as well.  Both meetings will be held in the Boardroom of the Bedford County Administration Office, 122 E. Main St., Bedford, VA.


Public Notice: Please take notice the Board of Supervisors has added a Worksession on October 28, 2019 at 5:00 pm in the boardroom of the Bedford County Administration Office, 122 E. Main Street, Bedford, VA for a presentation regarding the Smith Mountain Lake Center and a discussion regarding CAD RMS software.  (The Regular Meeting already scheduled for the same evening at 7:00 pm will still be held as well.)

Public Notice: Please take note the Board of Supervisors November 7, 2019 CIP work session with the School Board has been moved to November 14, 2019, beginning at 5:00 pm. This meeting will be held in the Ground Floor Meeting Room of the Bedford County Administration Building, 122 E. Main St., Bedford, VA.

The entire list of Board meetings for the remainder of the year is as follows:

  • October            28th        Work session at 5:00 pm; Regular Meeting at 7:00 pm (both meetings will be in the Boardroom) (moved from 10/21)
  • November       14th      (Thursday) CIP Work Session with School Board– beginning at 5:00 pm (moved from 11/7)
  •                         25th       Regular Meeting

December        9th        Regular Meeting (Work Session 5:00 to 6:30 pm)

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Code Sections Code of Virginia §18.2-57
What Protections are Available?

Civil and criminal

Definition of Domestic Violence/Family Abuse

"Family abuse" means any act involving violence, force, or threat including any forceful detention, which results in physical injury or places one in reasonable apprehension of serious bodily injury and which is committed by a person against such a person's family or household member.

Family/Household Member Relationship Requirement
  • Spouse, regardless of residence,
  • Ex-spouse, regardless of residence,
  • In-laws who live in the same home,
  • Persons who have a child in common regardless of residence,
  • Co-habitants, and
  • Those who have cohabited in the past year and their children.
Penalties

Any person who commits domestic assault and battery or family abuse shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor, punishable by up to 12 months in jail and a $2,500 fine. Three or more convictions in a 10-year period elevate the crime to a Class 6 felony, punishable by up to five years in prison. The prior convictions can be from other jurisdictions in Virginia, but they must have occurred on different dates.

Types of Protective Orders Available Protective Orders