Legal Defense for
Assault and Battery
Charges in Virginia

Hire an Experienced & Dedicated Attorney to Fight for Your Rights

Assault and battery is a violent crime in which a person purposely causes injury to another person, or causes a person to feel threatened by words or actions. This is regarded as a misdemeanor, and generally regarded as a more serious crime. If a person commits assault and battery against a family or household member, it is considered to be a domestic crime. Repeat offenses are obviously more severe. Hate crimes also carry steeper penalties, and are considered to be Class 6 felonies, so the best chance at a successful outcome for your case is hiring an experienced and dedicated attorney. Call The Lawrence Law Firm, PLC in Roanoke, VA, to fight for your rights.

Special Victims of Assault & Battery in Virginia

In certain cases of assault and batter in Virginia, penalties are more severe if the injured party was a special victim. A special victim is considered to be a government representative that was engaged in his or her official duties at the time of the offense, such as a police officer, a state contractual employee, a healthcare worker, emergency service personnel, a paramedic, or firefighter.

Malicious Wounding in the State of Virginia

Malicious wounding is a crime in which the intent to kill, maim, or maliciously wound is present when the act is committed. Classified as a Class 3 felony, it is defined as when a person maliciously shoots, stabs, cuts, or wounds any other person by any means that causes bodily injury. If you have been charged with malicious wounding or any other violent crime, contact The Lawrence Law Firm, PLC today.