Presenting a Strong Defense Against Assault And Battery
If you face assault and battery charges, you may also be facing prison time. You need an assault and battery lawyer who is determined and serious about fighting for you, one with the experience and knowledge to succeed. At David Deane, Attorney at Law, PLLC, I defend individuals in the criminal justice system charged with assault and battery. I am a strong advocate for the rights of defendants charged with violent crimes and will seek the best possible outcome under the facts of your case.
What Is Assault And Battery?
Generally, assault is the threat of violence, and battery is any violent or unwanted touching. These charges vary by state, and the names of the two crimes are often used interchangeably. In some states, they are not considered separate offenses. Actions such as hitting, kicking, punching, or pushing are considered to be assaults. Many other actions, such as grabbing or spitting, can also lead to these charges. I represent clients accused of any such charges.
What Are Some Types of Assaults?
Assaults occur for a variety of reasons. Many assaults or battery charges stem from simple assault. In these cases, I show that you were acting in self-defense and are not a violent criminal. A person who intentionally, maliciously, and seriously injures another person causing permanent harm is a Class 2 felony known as aggravated assault. Assaults of a sexual nature are treated differently by the law. In all cases, I present a strong defense in an attempt to preserve your freedom.
Reducing An Assault Charge
Most states have various assault charges, such as aggravated assault or assault in the first degree. Depending on the facts of your case, the state may choose to charge you with a higher-level crime than is necessary. I work to get your charges reduced through a variety of pretrial motions. I also fight to get clients the most lenient sentence possible under the circumstances.
For a committed defense, call a Virginia criminal law attorney who will fight for you.
If you face assault or battery charges, you need a strong defense from an experienced attorney in Fairfax, Va. Call David Deane, Attorney at Law, PLLC at 703-879-4204, or contact me online to schedule your consultation at my Arlington, Virginia office.