The Assault and Battery laws in Virginia are complicated and the ramifications of being charged with assault and battery can be very serious.
Assault and battery are two different charges, but are often charged together. Assault is a physical threat, but battery is the actual act of physically harming someone. Battery offenses are further divided in Virginia into malicious and unlawful wounding. Additionally, Virginia law increases the penalties involved for assaults and batteries that are hate crimes or are directed against persons who occupy certain public positions like teachers or law enforcement officers.
If you have been charged with assault and battery or malicious or unlawful wounding, it is important that you contact an attorney as soon as possible. There are many options available to individuals who are charged with an assault or battery offense.
Contact us today for a free personal consultation. We will meet with you to discuss the specific facts of your case, and we will work with you to develop a strategy to aggressively defend your rights and interests.