Richmond Assault & Battery Defense Attorneys
Over 60 Years' Collective Experience in Criminal Defense
We Don't Offer Complimentary Legal Services
But Quality Representation Is Well Worth The Investment
If you have been charged with assault and battery in Virginia you are facing
serious issues. Assault and battery is considered to be a
violent crime. It is very important that your criminal defense lawyer in Richmond be
experienced, knowledgeable, and equipped to fight effectively for you.
Our team at Carlson & Collier can certainly help in this area, bringing
more than 60 Years of combined insight and experience.
Charges & Penalties for Assault & Penalty in Virginia
According to Code of Virginia Section 18.2-57, assault and battery is committed
when a person strikes or threatens another person. According to the code,
you do not have to actually have physical contact with the alleged victim
to be charged. If the person fears for their safety and perceives bodily
harm, it is crime.
Assault and battery is considered a Class 1 misdemeanor. If you are found
guilty you face up to 12 months' incarcerated, a fine of up to $2,500,
either or both. These penalties are spelled out under the Code of Virginia
Section 18.2-11a. These penalties could profoundly affect your life.
Effective Defense from Our Richmond Criminal Lawyers
You will need to hire an attorney to look into all the facts leading up
to the alleged assault and battery. An attorney will be able to work with
you to obtain additional information to help build a successful defense.
Some questions that may determine the outcome of your case include:
- Did the act occur as a result of self-defense?
- Were you scared of being harmed yourself?
- Did you feel cornered?
- Perhaps you were defending someone else. Was your little brother being
bullied? Was your girlfriend being threatened? Was your neighbor being attacked?
- Maybe you were protecting your personal property. Was someone trying to
steal your car? Was someone running off with your cell phone?
All of these can be defenses your
Richmond criminal defense attorney may use to get you an acquittal. Remember, if found guilty, your freedom,
your money, as well as you having a criminal record are all on the line.
Get yourself a good, experienced legal advocate who is ready to go to
battle for you.
Call Carlson & Collier today for a
free phone consultation. We are available for our clients 24/7.