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      Virginia Malicious Wounding Lawyers

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        Whether you have been charged with a Criminal Offense, Serious Criminal Traffic Offense, or have been injured in an Accident that was not your fault, our First-Class Attorneys are not going to let you become a victim! With over 30 years of experience, we will fight back, with you and for you, to get the results you deserve.

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        Virginia Malicious Wounding Lawyers

        Having a malicious wounding charge is very serious. These charges carry high penalties that can end up altering your life forever.

        We want you to know that our Virginia malicious wounding lawyers are here for you during this scary time in your life.

        You need to make sure you have the best representation possible. You do not want to end up in jail wishing you had picked a better lawyer to represent your case.

        Get in touch with our office right away if you are looking for strong representation. We are only one phone call away.

        Keep reading to hear the story of a client we helped through their malicious wounding case. Read all the way until the end to learn what mistakes you should be avoiding if you have been charged with malicious wounding in Virginia.

        Virginia Malicious Wounding Client Story

        Disclaimer: Our client’s name and details of this story have been changed to protect their identity.

        Franklin was a 32 year old man working at a textile company when he was invited to a birthday party at a bar for Steven, one of his coworker.

        He was new to the area so he did not want to say no to an opportunity to socialize and meet new people.

        He didn’t know the group of friends too well, but he hoped by tonight, he would make some new friends. This was also a good way to get acquainted with the area.

        He got a text from Steven with the address. He responded to let him know he would head out soon.

        Franklin wanted to arrive slightly later so he was not the first couple of people there, especially because he only knew Steven and his girlfriend Kory.

        Steven was not the best company to keep around so he was a little worried about the friends being a huge let down.

        When he arrived at the bar, he wished Steven a happy birthday. He grabbed a spot at the bar and ordered a drink.

        The night was okay.

        He met a couple of interesting people over the duration of the party.

        At one point, Kory pointed out someone at the bar who looked like a doppelganger of Franklin except this guy was already clearly quite drunk and didn’t look too happy.

        As to avoid any confrontation, Franklin didn’t stare long at the man.

        It was almost time to go when the bar got really loud. Franklin turned to look at where the raucous was coming from.

        He saw two figures by the door of the bar tousling.

        “He’s got a knife!” Franklin heard over the screaming and shouting of the crowd.  

        He then noticed that the man who Kory thought was his doppelganger was clutching a small switch blade in his hand. This doppelganger proceeded to charge at another guy who was running deeper into the bar towards Franklin.

        He got knocked out of his chair. Next thing he knew he got kicked in the head in the scuffle. He and the other man struggled on the ground in the chaos of everyone fleeing the area.

        When someone pulled him up, he saw the knife on the ground, the man who ran into him bleeding from his arm, and the doppelganger nowhere to be seen.

        To his horror the person who was helping him to his feet was a police officer who had cuffs ready for him.

        He tried to say that he wasn’t involved in the fight but the blood dripping from his forehead wasn’t too convincing to the officer apparently.

        As he was being led out in cuffs, he tried to explain what was going on, but no one was listening to him.

        Franklin was frantically searching for Kory or Steven, really anyone who he was with tonight to come and stop the officer from taking him in the cruiser.

        They clearly had all took off during the scuffle.

        He felt a sense of betrayal. Even though he’d only known Steven for a month, he thought more of him than to abandon him like that.

        As he was put in the back of the police car, he fell silent. He was more scared than he ever had been before.

        He wished he could go back in time and decide to stay home.

        He pictured himself in an orange jumpsuit.

        He worried that no one was going to be there for him to try to prove that it wasn’t him. For all he knew, Steven and Kory might actually think it was him who had the knife. He thought maybe that was why they took off so quickly.

        He was booked that night. He was able to get out on bond.

        During his search for a lawyer, he found our website.

        We got him set up with a consultation right away.

        During this consultation, we helped Franklin get the answers to these three huge questions that were weighing heavy on his mind.

        1. What is a malicious wounding charge?
        2. Will I become a felon if I’m convicted?
        3. Is there any way to avoid the penalties?

        Keep reading to learn more.

        What is a malicious wounding charge?

        Franklin had never heard of a malicious wounding charge before. He did not know what it even meant to have the charge against him. He worried that we were not going to be able to prove that he was not the one with the knife.

        He asked what the charge was and what it meant for him

        Malicious wounding is a felony charge. It is a Class 3 felony which means the penalties that come with it can include between 5 to 20 years of prison as well as up to $100,000 in  fines.

        Will I become a felon if I’m convicted?

        The simplest answer to this question is yes. He would definitely be a felon if he was convicted of this crime.

        We assured him that even those who have been caught with a knife have been able to have a reduced sentence.

        This would not be the end of his life. He did not have to regret the day he went out of his house to the bar.

        We would make sure that, at the end of this, he was not going to have to carry the title of ‘felon’ around.

        Is there any way to avoid the penalties?

        Because Franklin knew he was 100% innocent, it was up to us to prove it.

        He saw the other guy who looked so much like him and suggested that we track him down and get him to take the fall for this crime which he was the one actually guilty.

        We told him that while it would be a nice world to live in where we could easily track down criminals and make them fess up to their crimes, we were going to have better luck proving that Franklin was not the one with the knife.

        We could look to CCTV footage. We could get testimony from witnesses. That would have to be done right away before peoples’ memories of the incident got too jumbled up.

        We assured him that there was going to be a way for us to prove that he was not the one involved in the altercation.

        He worried that because he got bloodied up that it would be harder for his to prove his innocence, but we proved that to be wrong.

        We were able to show that he was the wrong guy who got arrested.

        We managed to show through our evidence collected that he was at the bar before the altercation even begun.

        Thankfully, the charges against him were dropped and his fear of prison was tempered.

        Malicious Wounding Case Mistakes

        There are a few things you should be aware of when you are facing charges as serious as malicious wounding. You need to make sure that you are doing everything you can to protect your future. Sometimes that means knowing what not to do as well. Read until the end to learn about the most common criminal law mistakes to avoid if you have been charged with malicious wounding.

        Resisting Arrest

        Whether you have been tracked down after the incident that has led you to be charged with malicious wounding or you are being arrested at the scene of the crime, you need to cooperate with police officers.

        They are not going to be persuaded out of arresting you. They are not going to let you fight your way free. Once they are in the process of making an arrest, they must finish it.

        If you put up a fight, you may be met with force.

        Additionally if you are resisting arrest, you may have every reason to be charged with that crime on top of your malicious wounding charges.

        Try not to make your lawyer’s job of defending you harder. Allow the officer to perform the arrest.

        We can handle telling your version of the truth later on in the criminal process. You don’t need to fight with the police even if you believe yourself to be completely innocent.

        It may even help our case if you are cooperative with the officer.

        Talking to the Alleged Victim

        It would be a huge mistake to talk to the alleged victim or perpetrator. Whether that person is safe in their home or in the hospital following the incident, you need to give them space.

        It might be in your nature to try to talk things out with them. However, that might get you into more trouble.

        If we are trying to create a case to defend you and you are showing up around the victim to discuss the arrest or the altercation, you can get yourself further into trouble. It can become harder for us to create a defense for you.

        We will give you a voice for your truth to be told to those who have an input in what happens to you after your arrest.

        Do not act irrationally. Be logical. Trying to talk to someone who has just been named the alleged victim of a malicious wounding is a clear mistake that we need you to avoid making.

        Posting About the Arrest

        There really is no benefit to going online to talk about your arrest. You may be under the impression that you can freely vent to the internet, but those words can remain there forever. Even if you think that your account is private or you used a different name than your legal name, it is all still traceable.

        You can guarantee that the prosecution will look to your social media to see if there is anything there for them to use.

        We’ve seen people post long, angry rants about the alleged victim. They later regretted saying anything about it. Their post was shown in court. It was used by the prosecution to show that they were an angry and violent individual.

        Never assume that you can delete a social media post and have it go away forever. You never know who is taking screenshots of your posts.

        Something that you had online for five minutes could be captured by another user in a heartbeat. Then whatever you said can and will be used as an aide to the prosecution.

        The best thing you can do right now is avoid social media altogether until this case is resolved.

        If you are worried about getting your side of the story out, let that happen where it matters. Let your lawyers tell your truth for you.

        Waiting too Long to Hire a Lawyer

        You do not have forever to wait around to find a lawyer. You likely know when you need to appear before a judge.

        It is strongly advised that you hire a lawyer well before any court date. In fact, you should hire a lawyer as soon as possible.

        You can make too many mistakes without a lawyer by your side.

        It can be incredibly difficult for your lawyer to put together a strong case without sufficient time. These cases do take time to cultivate a defense.

        Especially for something as serious as this, you need to make sure that you are in good hands right away.

        We especially don’t want you to put off hiring a lawyer. Going unrepresented for this type of charge almost always means you end up with an outcome for your case that is not going to be in your favor.

        Reach out right away.

        Choosing the Wrong Lawyer

        We know that sometimes, you want to ask around to people to see who you should pick for your lawyer. Other times, your friends and family will offer up names of lawyer that they know. While, this is a nice offer, you need to make sure that whoever you choose to represent your case is the best possible person for it.

        The wrong lawyer would be someone who only occasionally handles malicious wounding cases.

        The wrong lawyer would be someone who specializes in something unrelated to criminal law but agreed to take on your case even though this is not what they normally do.

        The right lawyer is going to be someone who knows Virginia criminal law thoroughly. They should have a very long list of malicious wounding cases they have successfully handled.

        You want to know that you have the best possible representation.

        Call Our Virginia Malicious Wounding Lawyers Today

        If you have been charged with malicious wounding in Virginia, you need to act fast in order to safeguard your future. Who you choose to represent your case is going to determine how the case resolves. Make sure you hire a lawyer who is as dedicated to protecting your future as you are. We are here to help you get onto a better path. Call us today to set up your first consultation. 

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