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    Virginia Assault and Battery Lawyers

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      Virginia Assault and Battery Lawyers

      Virginia Assault and Battery Lawyers

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        Virginia Assault and Battery Lawyers

        If you are facing assault charges in Virginia, you might be worried about what your future holds. We can help you understand your charges and then give you information about what your legal rights are. Our Virginia assault and battery lawyers are here to help you navigate your case to get the best possible result. Call us today to set up a consultation with us to get your rights protected right away.

        What is Assault? 

        In Virginia, assault can be defined as simply as going up to somebody on the street with your fist in the air yelling at them. It can also be physical harm on a victim if you intended to cause them such harm. If you were to put your fist in the air during an argument with someone else, they could see that as you threatening to physically harm them.

        You could also be charged with assault if you threaten someone with physical harm or had them fearing for their physical safety. If you were believed to have a weapon on you and you threaten somebody, that victim could say that they were afraid that they were going to get hurt because of you. For every assault case, the prosecution is going to have to prove that there was either physical harm done or that the victim was fearful of physical harm from you.

        Electronic Threats

        It is important for you to be aware that you are not safe from legal action, even if you are involved in a cyber argument with someone else. We always want people to think before they speak even if it’s virtually. If you were to threaten someone via social media or email or text then Virginia law says this can be criminally punished. If they can prove that you threatened to hurt or kill them, this is a felony and you could receive up to five years in prison. In the worst of cases, if this is something that happened while at a school, the prison sentence can be up to 10 years for threatening to harm or kill someone else.

        The prosecution is going to have to show that there was in fact a threat of violence against their party. They have to show clearly that in the written or recorded conversation that the threat of violence was present. If you are having a conversation that gets heated online and is going to electronically exist potentially forever you need to be very careful about how you word things so it cannot be misconstrued.

        Battery Versus Assault

        There are some instances where you can legally have physical contact with another person. If there is consent between two parties then it won’t be considered illegal. For instance, if you are sparring with a friend you both gave permission then you won’t get in trouble for that. If there is a lack of consent for physical contact, however, you can be charged with battery. Battery is a crime that is categorized by the following actions: kicking, punching, pushing, pinching, or spitting.

        The difference between battery and assault is that for you to be charged with battery you will have to have had physical contact with someone as opposed to assault where the threat of harm can warrant being charged. Sometimes battery is committed using objects as weapons including guns, bats and knives that we commonly have seen involved in these types of attacks. Sometimes people even use an attack dog. For instance, you could be charged with battery if you set your dog on someone to attack but you would be charged with assault if you simply threatened someone with your dog.

        Our Virginia assault and battery lawyers can help you distinguish what you are being charged with and how it is going to affect you differently. Essentially we look at the intent. If you were in a busy area and you ended up colliding with someone unintentionally and that ended up resulting in an altercation and the police officers might have reason to charge you with an intentional act to harm someone. We will help you navigate your case so your rights are protected always.

        Defending Your Case

        Oftentimes, we see cases happen because there was an argument or an altercation between two people that got too heated and out of control. If you were in a situation where you felt like you were going to get hurt and you responded with force then we can use the self-defense justification for the actions that you took. If you felt it was necessary to protect and defend yourself then you would be legally protected.

        You won’t be able to use self defense as a reason for why there was a physical altercation if there was a lack of an eminent threat or the threat disappeared. If you had a gun pointed at you while you were in an argument, however, and you use physical force to defend yourself, that would be legally justified. However if you had a gun to you but they dropped their gun and took off then you came after them and attacked them it could be considered battery as a means of retaliation as opposed to self-defense. We can help you figure out a plan to defend your case.

        Domestic Assault

        Assault and battery charges become a little bit different when they are committed against people who you share a home with or are related to. These cases function Differently when there is family involved. The people who are classified as members of your family include your children, spouses or ex-spouses, in-laws who live with you, a dating partner Who you are in a relationship with, someone who you have children with and someone you’ve been romantically attached to within the past 12 months.

        These cases are considered domestic assault and battery and will go through the domestic relations court. You might be served with a protection order against the alleged victim as a means to protect them from you. Our Virginia assault and battery lawyers can help you understand how that is going to affect you.

        We are very knowledgeable in handling domestic assault and battery cases. We can utilize our resources to collect deferred disposition for people who are up against these types of charges. This might mean that you have a two-year probation but if you follow all of the rules and conditions of your probation you can get your charges dismissed.

        If you are afraid that the discipline you have used on your children is going to result in you facing domestic assault charges against them, we urge you to reach out to us right away. Whether this was spanking a child or otherwise, Virginia courts might get involved considering the age or size of the child and the behavior that led up to this alleged domestic abuse. We want to hear from you right away if this is what you’re facing.

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        Penalties for Assault and Battery in Virginia

        According to Virginia law if you are convicted with simple assault and battery this will be a misdemeanor and you can be facing up to a year in jail as well as a fine of $2500. However if it is considered to be a hate crime that you are charged with then the penalties can get worse. Virginia defines a hate crime as the crime being acted out for the following reasons; race, religion or national origin.

        If you’ve been charged with assault and battery that is decided to have been a hate crime then the penalties your face can be enhanced. Furthermore if you were someone who attacked a law-enforcement officer or a police officer this can be a felony punishment and if charged and convicted you could receive mandatory six months of jail as well as dealing with the lifelong consequences of being a felon.

        Call Our Virginia Assault and Battery Lawyers Today

        A charge of assault or battery is something that you should take seriously. It can turn your life upside down and potentially ruin your future if you are convicted. You could end up with jail time, lose your job, and be known as a felon. Our Virginia assault and battery lawyers are here to help you protect your rights and prevent you from going to jail. We utilize our many years of experience providing help to our community so that you can get the legal representation that you deserve. Please don’t hesitate to call and set up your first confidential consultation with us today.

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