Assault & Battery Defense Attorneys in Leesburg
Simple Assault, Aggravated Assault, & Aggravated Malicious Wounding in Virginia
In Virginia, assault does not require any physical contact. Assault is the intent 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 be charged with:
- Simple assault: The most basic type of assault charge – no physical harm is done to the person
- Assault and battery: Intentionally causing another person harm
- Aggravated malicious wounding: A more severe form of battery
If you are facing 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 defense attorneys have decades of 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 simple assault and assault and battery are considered 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
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