Manassas Assault Defense Attorney
Fighting Assault & Battery Charges in Manassas, VA
Assault is a broad term that encompasses a variety of crimes. If convicted, the penalties may include jail or prison time, costly fines, and a permanent mark on your criminal record.
At Dischley Law, PLLC, we have handled a wide range of violent crimes, and we are ready to put our experience to work for you. We will thoroughly review the details of your case and determine the best defense strategy based on the evidence against you and the laws that may apply. Depending on the circumstances, we may be able to get your charges reduced or dropped altogether.
What is Assault and Battery?
Assault refers to the intentional act of causing fear of bodily harm or offensive physical contact with another person. On the other hand, battery refers to the intentional act of causing offensive physical contact or bodily harm to another person without their consent. Simply put, assault doesn't require any contact or touching, while battery does.
There are two types of assault and battery charges: simple assault/battery and aggravated assault/battery. Aggravating factors include injuries, the involvement of a deadly weapon, domestic violence, and the victim being a public official.
Penalties for Assault and Battery in Virginia
Simple assault and battery can be charged as a misdemeanor, which is punishable by up to 12 months in jail and/or a fine of up to $2,500. he penalties for aggravated assault can vary depending on the circumstances and the severity of the injuries caused. A conviction may result in imprisonment for a period ranging from one year to 20 years, along with potential fines.
How Our Firm Can Help with Your Assault Case
Assault is a serious crime in Virginia, and you need an experienced attorney on your side. At Dischley Law, PLLC, we have more than a decade of experience successfully defending clients against a wide range of criminal charges. Our Prince William County assault lawyer has handled hundreds of cases and has the skills and resources necessary to make sure your rights are protected.
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You will not find a more caring and proactive attorney in your search for effective representation. David gets right to the heart of the case, finds the defenses, and presents them at the right time.- J.M.