Assault and battery charges can lead to serious penalties, such as jail time and in some instances, a felony conviction. In fact, assault and battery is considered a Class 1 misdemeanor in Virginia, and it is punishable with a maximum fine of $2,500, up 12 months in jail, or both. Jail sentences and fines are increased for assault crimes committed against individuals such as law enforcement officers, teachers and other protected employees.
Assault is an act, threat or force that causes another person to fear for their safety and make them believe physical harm is imminent. Battery is when a person physically strikes another individual and causes them injury. Battery is carrying out the threat of assault, which is the terms are often coupled. Being charged with assault and battery is a serious matter that requires immediate legal attention from our skilled Hampton Roads criminal defense lawyers.
Searching for the right criminal defense firm to represent you can make or break your case. At McCormack & McCormack, we have been defending the rights of the accused in a wide range of criminal matters and have obtained many favorable outcomes for our clients.
When you hire our defense lawyers to handle your case, you can expect the following:
If you have been charged with assault and battery, choose McCormack & McCormack for the aggressive and top-notch legal representation you need. Your future is at stake. Don't make the mistake of thinking your case is hopeless. Contact McCormack & McCormack today to learn about your legal options and how we can help defend your rights.