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Virginia Beach Assault Defense Attorneys
Understanding Virginia’s Assault Laws
If you have been charged with assault, look to our firm's Virginia Beach criminal defense attorney to fight for the best possible outcome. Our firm can provide the skilled representation necessary to defend you from a conviction or harsh sentence of assault. Our attorneys have experience in state and federal courts and have handled hundreds of jury trials. We are more than capable of presenting a strong defense before a judge and jury to protect your future. Criminal charges of any kind can have a lasting effect on your reputation and career, and we will do everything possible to handle your case as quickly and effectively as possible.
Types of Assault
Assault occurs when an individual puts another person in fear of immediate harm. This could occur through:
- Threats of violence
- Display of a deadly weapon
- Malicious wounding
- Child abuse & neglect
- Spousal abuse
What are the Penalties for Assault in Virginia?
Simple assault, as well as assault and battery, is a Class 1 misdemeanor in Virginia and is punishable by up to 12 months in jail, a maximum fine of $2,500, or both.
If the assault is committed against a law enforcement officer, a teacher or professor, a healthcare provider, or any other such individual, it is an aggravated case and can be charged and convicted as a Class 6 felony, resulting in imprisonment for one to five years, or a jail term of up to 12 months and a fine of up to $2,500.
Skilled Virginia Beach Law Firm, Contact Us Today
McCormack & McCormack has handled criminal defense cases for a combined 55 years. If you have been arrested for a crime of any kind, our lawyers will thoroughly investigate your charges in order to uncover evidence and build a strong defense. We have handled hundreds of jury trial cases and are experienced in state and federal courts, so you can be sure of capable and aggressive defense. Contact our firm today if you are facing charges of assault in Virginia Beach.
We are proud to represent clients in and around Hampton Roads, including Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Newport News, Suffolk, Hampton and Northampton and Accomack Counties on the Eastern Shore.