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Lynchburg Assault Defense Attorney

Providing Aggressive Legal Counsel in Criminal Defense

Assault and/or battery charges are common criminal charges prosecuted in Virginia courts. These offenses can occur in a variety of situations and with various amounts of violence. Because of this, they can be charged as both misdemeanors and felonies. If you have been accused of assault, battery, or both, it is crucial that you retain the services of a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer. Our Lynchburg assault defense lawyer can evaluate your situation, conduct a thorough investigation into the specifics, and develop a defense strategy designed to minimize the penalties.

Let our Lynchburg assault and battery defense attorney evaluate your case today. Call (434) 264-5444 or contact us online.

At A. R. Pike Law Firm, our aim is to ensure your rights are protected, that you are treated fairly, and to seek a favorable resolution to your case. To that end, we turn over every stone in building your defense as we move forward through the court system.

Virginia Assault & Battery

While assault and battery are commonly lumped together as one offense, they are by definition two different crimes. Simple assault is defined as putting someone in fear of being physically attacked through threats or intimidation. No physical contact needs to occur between the two individuals for an assault charge to be made.

Battery occurs when a person makes physical contact with another which is harmful or abusive, such as punching, hitting, kicking, or similar acts. These are generally charged as misdemeanors.

Aggravated forms of battery are referred to as “malicious wounding” in Virginia and can include more serious violence such as:

  • Shooting
  • Stabbing
  • Causing physical injury with the intention to kill, maim, or disable the victim
  • Injuries where a victim ends up severely or permanently impaired

Malicious wounding crimes are often charged as felonies.

Assault and battery charges can further be categorized and charged according to who was threatened or harmed, such as:

  • Household members (domestic violence)
  • Law enforcement officers, firemen, security personnel, judges, or emergency medical technicians
  • A member of another race, religion, nationality, or color (hate crime)

We Represent Those Accused of Crimes in & around Lynchburg

No matter what type of assault and/or battery charges you face, a strong legal advocate in your corner can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case. At A. R. Pike Law Firm, our Lynchburg assault defense attorney takes an aggressive approach to protecting and defending our clients. We never take you for granted and will fight hard on your behalf from beginning to end.

Request a consultation about your criminal charges with a Lynchburg assault defense attorney by calling (434) 264-5444 today.

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