Assault and Battery in Virginia can lead to serious punishment, jail time, fines, and potential civil lawsuits, can all stem from assault and battery cases. At Sheryl Shane Law, we can help defend you against accusations and work towards keeping you from behind bars.
Assault and Battery in Virginia
Technically, “assault” and “battery” are two separate crimes, but they usually occur together. An assault is any threatening act that puts another person in reasonable fear of imminent physical injury. A battery is an intentional and unlawful touching of another without justification, excuse, or the consent of the other.
The penalty for assault and battery in Virginia will depend on the specifics of your case. The court will look to the status of the person harmed, whether or not a weapon was used during the altercation, and whether or not you have a criminal history.
We will review every aspect of the case to help give you the best chance of receiving a “not guilty” finding, an agreed upon dismissal, or a reduced charge.
Assault Charge Defense in Prince William & Fairfax Virginia
Criminal defense lawyer Sheryl Shane has experience defending misdemeanor and felony assault charges in Prince William VA. She can fight your simple assault charge, aggravated assault charge, and more:
- Domestic violence
- Sexual assault
- Assault with a deadly weapon
- Unlawful wounding
- Malicious wounding
We will use all the necessary resources to create a strong case in support of your defense. Our work goes beyond the courtroom. We go over every aspect of the altercation to help give you the best chance at getting reduced charges, a not guilty ruling, or a dismissal.
Attorney Sheryl Shane looks for weaknesses in the prosecutor’s case, violations of your rights, irregularities in the accuser’s statements, and other factors that can help strengthen your defense against the damaging charges against you.
Why You Need an Assault & Battery Defense Lawyer
If you have been arrested for assault and battery, it is essential that you contact a defense attorney as soon as possible. All of the statements and actions you take after being arrested could be used against you, so you need a qualified lawyer on your side to help protect you and your rights.
Call your defense attorney, Sheryl Shane, at 703-503-4448 to fight your case.