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Charges for Simple or Aggravated Assault & Aggravated Malicious Wounding in Virginia? Call Alex Levay Today!

Anyone involved with a physical altercation within Virginia may face charges with a misdemeanor or felony assault. There are many different degrees of assault, each carrying its penalties, legal considerations, and sentencing guidelines.

Regardless of your charge, it is in your best interest to secure the services of a reliable Leesburg criminal defense lawyer.

In Virginia, assault does not require any physical contact. Assault intends to cause physical harm or inspire the fear of immediate injury. Battery, on the other hand, is the physical harm of another individual.

In Virginia, you could face charges of the following:

  • Simple assault: The most basic type of assault charge – no physical harm done to the person
  • Assault and battery: Intentionally causing another person harm
  • Aggravated malicious wounding: A more severe form of battery

If you face any of these charges, whether you think you are at fault or not, seek legal representation from the professionals at Alex Levay Attorneys, PLLC. Our Leesburg assault and battery attorneys have decades of criminal defense experience protecting the rights of Loudoun County’s criminally accused.

Get in touch with us today to request a free consultation. Call (703) 782-9777.

Assault & Battery Penalties in Virginia

Both simpleassault and battery areconsidered misdemeanor crimes, punishable by no more than one year in jail and up to $2,500 in fines. Aggravated malicious wounding, however, is a felony crime, punishable by 20 years to life in prison.

If convicted with assault and/or battery in Virginia, you are likely facing harsh and potentially life-changing consequences. Not only could you be put in jail and forced to pay fines, but you could lose certain rights and face the rest of your life with a criminal record.

Experienced Assault & Battery Legal Counsel

If you are facing assault and battery charges, you should take the situation seriously, but do not panic – there are ways to defend you against these claims and help you mitigate or entirely avoid the harsh criminal penalties.

We may be able to argue:

  • You were acting in self-defense or in defense of others
  • The alleged victim consented to the contact
  • The contact was accidental
  • The act lacked malice

Let’s get started on your case – contact our Leesburg assault and battery defense lawyers today at (703) 782-9777.


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