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    Virginia Malicious Wounding Lawyers

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      Virginia Malicious Wounding Lawyers

      Virginia Malicious Wounding Lawyers

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        Virginia Malicious Wounding Lawyers

        If you have been accused of harming someone on purpose with the intent to injure or even kill them, then you are likely facing charges of malicious wounding in Virginia. These are serious crimes and it takes seriously knowledgeable Virginia malicious wounding lawyers to handle these cases successfully. We hope you reach out right away to set up a consultation with us to get to know what your rights are.

        Understanding Malicious Wounding

        According to the law in Virginia, if you are guilty of malicious wounding it means you have maliciously caused injury or harm to someone else and you had the intent to either disable, disfigure, kill or maim them.

        It is considered malicious if there was a knowing intent or purpose to commit this act that was wrongful and that both malice and intent to kill were present in the attack that you are alleged to have performed.

        If you, for example, were to be attacking someone after they came up to your vehicle and touched it, it could be considered a malicious attack against that victim. Especially if this victim suffered serious injuries, such as many broken or fractured bones, then the jury is probably going to find that there was an intent to kill or maim them.

        If you performed a malicious act or unlawful wounding of someone who is considered a protected employee the penalties can be harsher. protected employees are people who are law-enforcement officers or firefighters or emergency vehicle workers.

        Another way that your penalties might be considered harsher or more severe as if this malicious wounding involved explosions or fire or even acid. If you are using something like a biological weapon against someone your penalties could be harsher and your punishment more severe.

        What is Unlawful Wounding?

        Our Virginia malicious wounding lawyers are here to help you navigate your case and understand what your charges are. If you hurt someone but you didn’t act with the intent to kill and it wasn’t malicious then you would be charged with unlawful wounding. This can either be a felony or misdemeanor charge against you. An example of this might be if you had thrown a bottle of beer into a group but you didn’t mean to hurt anybody but it accidentally ended up knocking someone out— this could be considered unlawful wounding. There was no malice and you didn’t mean for anyone to get hurt.

        Aggravated Charge of Malicious Wounding

        If the person who you got in an altercation with ended up with significant or permanent injuries and impairments, it can be considered an aggravated malicious wounding against them. It’s also aggravated malicious wounding if your altercation resulted in the termination of a pregnancy. Aggravated malicious wording can also be categorized as using a razor to someone’s face that causes them to have a permanent scar.

        When there is strangulation involved in an altercation, you can be charged with intent to kill. Strangulation is defined by cutting off your victims air supply or blood flow to the head by pressure to the neck.

        If there was a firearm or gun present as well in the altercation with another person, this will result in a subsequent violation or a felony separate to the malicious wounding charge and the penalties that you face can be severe.

        Penalties You May Face 

        If convicted with aggravated malicious wounding we are going up against a Class 2 felony charge and you could be seen 20 years to life in prison as well as $100,000 of a fine. A Malicious wounding charge that is not considered aggravated is a Class 3 felony with 5 to 20 years of prison but the same fine of up to $100,000.

        If your malicious wounding was against someone considered to be a protected employee like a police officer you could be looking at 5 to 30 years of prison as well as the same fine of $100,000. You at maximum have to serve two years in prison no matter what.

        If the malicious wounding involves something like biological or radioactive weapons, fire, acid or explosions then you could be facing 5 to 30 years of prison. If you used a firearm or a gun you could be facing three years in prison if this was your first offense and then five years in prison for second or subsequent charges.

        If you don’t want to lose your rights and your future please get in touch with our Virginia malicious wounding lawyers as soon as you possibly can so we can get together for a consultation with you and go over your rights and a plan to fight for them.

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        If you are to be convicted with malicious wounding you could end up in prison for quite a long time and you could end up paying enormous fines. In addition to that you will have a very serious criminal record to deal with and live with. Once you’ve been charged you should absolutely contact our Virginia malicious wounding lawyers as soon as you possibly can. We want to get you ready for what to expect in court, we would like to also conduct our investigation in preparation for your case, so you have the best possible chance of an ideal outcome. We will be working to get your penalties reduced or even your charges dropped. Another thing that we fight for is for you to be found not guilty or have a lighter sentence than what the law has set as the maximum penalty.

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        Virginia Law on Malicious Wounding

        Virginia law classifies malicious wounding as a type of assault and battery, but they do carry different complexities under the law. Malicious wounding is an extreme type of assault and battery and you must have been approved to have wanted to cause harm or death to the victim. If you were charged and convicted of these crimes then it will be a felony charge and you will likely spend a significant portion of your life in prison.

        When we look at these types of cases the law establishes certain behaviors that are considered to be malicious wounding. Acting with the intent of Stabbing, cutting, disabling, maiming, disfiguring or killing is going to be considered malicious wounding.

        Avoid the Penalties

        Malicious wounding is considered to be a Class 3 felony charge and if convicted you would be facing a felony record with up to 5 to 20 years of prison as well as fines of up to $100,000. If you are guilty of violating the law but you did not act with maliciousness this is considered to be a Class 6 felony and that can be penalties of $2500 in fines as well as 1 to 5 years of prison.

        If you are found guilty of aggravated malicious wounding this is a more serious version of the regular charge. While malicious wounding involves physical injuries to someone they tend to be minor and aggravated malicious wounding tends to result in permanent injuries and impairments to the victim.

        Furthermore your penalties will also increase if the victim of this alleged aggravated malicious wounding was a pregnant woman and the result of the altercation was the termination of her pregnancy. For that you are likely going to face severe and life altering penalties if you were to be convicted of the crime.

        For aggravated malicious wounding this will be considered a Class 2 felony and in Virginia the penalties of this will be fines of up to $100,000 as well as 20 years to life in prison.

        Call Our Virginia Malicious Wounding Lawyers Today

        If you have any further questions about your charges we hope that you reach out to our Virginia malicious wounding lawyers as soon as you possibly can so we can get started on defending your rights. Let us use our skill and knowledge to handle your criminal charge smoothly and swiftly. Call us today and set up your first confidential consultation with us.

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