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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.

Get more than a decade of criminal justice experience on your side. Contact my offices at (540) 386-0204 today.

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.


Andrew Cornick

For more than 17 years, Attorney Andy Cornick has devoted his career to the practice of criminal law. He has defended clients accused of DUI/DWI, first-degree murder, and many other crimes. As a former prosecutor with experience on the other side of the courtroom, he pursues each case with an unmatched upper hand.

"MY GOAL IS TO EMPOWER MY CLIENTS. I take great pride working within the system to prevent miscarriages of justice whenever I can." - Andrew J. Cornick

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