Assault & Battery
Fredericksburg Assault & Battery Charge Defense Attorney
What is Assault & Battery?
Assault and battery are both addressed in Code of Virginia § 18.2-57. In most circumstances, "assault" concerns threats of violence, while "battery" involves the actual, physical touching of one person by another. This statute contains several different variations of assault and battery charges that can be charged in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Types of Assault & Battery Charges
These charges include:
- Simple assault - Class 1 misdemeanor
- Assault and battery - Class 1 misdemeanor
- Assault on law enforcement - Class 6 felony
- Assault on a family member - Class 1 misdemeanor
- Assault as a hate crime - Class 1 misdemeanor
- Assault and battery as a hate crime - Class 6 felony
Have you been charged with assault or battery? While these are often not considered the most serious violent crimes, they can often come with significant penalties that can deeply affect the life of the accused. If you've been charged, the time to seek knowledgeable, vigilant counsel is now.
Andrew J. Cornick, Attorney at Law Assault & Battery Legal Counsel
The potential penalties for these charges can depend on several factors, including the circumstances of the incident, the criminal record of the accused, and any other aggravating factors. Many assault and battery convictions, however, involve hefty fines and jail time, which is why retaining an effective and knowledgeable Fredericksburg violent crime attorney is key to securing a favorable outcome to your case.
I am Andrew J. Cornick, Attorney at Law, and all of my clients benefit from the insight of a former prosecutor who has an intimate understanding of our criminal justice system. I know the challenges the accused face when charged with a crime and how to compellingly assert their rights and interests throughout every stage of their case.
Want to learn more about what my firm can do for your case? Request a free case evaluation today.