“Assault” and “battery” are commonly misunderstood terms. In Virginia, the definition of assault is the “attempt and intention to inflict injury on a person.” The definition of battery is the “unwanted physical contact inflicted on a victim”. Even though these terms refer to two different acts, charges of assault and battery are usually joined when you are prosecuted. But regardless how many charges you face, call a Woodbridge assault lawyer as soon as you are arrested. If you have other needs of a Woodbridge criminal lawyer, learn more here.
Getting charged with misdemeanor or felony assault means you need an attorney. This person can to tell your side of the story to police and prosecutors. He might also be able to decrease – or even eliminate – the consequences of a conviction. But it can be hard to pick a lawyer to handle your case.
The one you pick needs to have an exceptional record of defense against assault and battery charges. Feel free to ask for referrals from past clients. If the attorney handled their cases well, he may be able to do the same for you. We have a proven record of representation against assault charges. As such, he is able to provide outstanding representation for related offenses in northern Virginia. This is one attorney who is not afraid to go the extra mile for clients.
We handle the following types of assault cases:
Many times, assault in Virginia is an altercation between two or more people. When police officers respond to the scene, they often ask for statements from participants and witnesses. Since these statements can conflict, it can be difficult to determine what actually happened. Sometimes, the line between victim and perpetrator is blurred. Experienced lawyers may show evidence that their client wasn’t the instigator in the assault. In fact, he or she may even have acted in self-defense.
Call an experienced Woodbridge assault attorney when you need help reducing charges or making plea agreements. Such help may minimize the consequences of conviction. If you are charged with assault or domestic violence in Virginia, contact a Woodbridge assault lawyer for a free consultation.
Patrick Woolley Attorney At Law