Expert Chesterfield VA Assault & Battery Lawyers
Assault & Battery cases in Chesterfield County include bar fights, verbal confrontations that escalate, and domestic disputes. Assault & Battery in the Commonwealth of Virginia is prohibited by Virginia Code Sections 18.2-57 and 18.2-57.2. More serious cases involve sexual allegations or malicious wounding claims. If you have been arrested for Assault & Battery in Chesterfield VA, you need a skilled, experienced Chesterfield County Assault & Battery Attorney.
Criminal Assault and Battery Lawyer Client Review – Chesterfield County
Experienced Criminal Law Trial Attorneys Chesterfield County
Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law is a criminal defense firm established local Chesterfield, VA. We are recognized as a “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News & World Report for defending assault and battery cases. Our lawyers possess over 45 years of collective experience defending criminal law allegations. We maintain the highest legal ratings for legal ability and ethical standards. Put our experience to work for you. Let us review your case.
Assault & Battery is Criminal Offense
Assault & Battery is often considered a misdemeanor offense, but in some instances, depending on the evidence and prior convictions, it can be prosecuted as a felony. We can help you understand the charge you are facing and the possible defenses of your case, which may include self-defense, mutual combat or lack of intent, to name a few. We examine the facts and circumstances surrounding your arrest and the evidence the prosecution will attempt to use against you at trial.
Criminal Domestic Violence Defense Attorney Chesterfield VA
Judges and prosecutors do not take assault & battery lightly. Both typically do everything in their respective power to ensure that a person who commits an assault or a battery is brought to justice. Therefore, it is important to secure a skilled Chesterfield County Assault & Battery Defense Lawyer who regularly defends these types of cases. Do not attempt to represent yourself. We will present your best defense. Do not give up hope. Protect your rights by contacting us today!
Virginia Assault & Battery Self-Defense
Virginia is a stand-your-ground state. If you do not start the fight when attacked in Chesterfield County, then you can stand your ground and defend yourself. Self-defense in Virginia is based on the law of necessity. If, under the circumstances, you are without fault in provoking the fight, and you reasonably fear under the circumstances that you are in imminent danger of bodily harm, then you may use no more force as reasonably necessary to protect yourself from the perceived harm.
Felony Assault & Battery on Law Enforcement DISMISSED
Our client was arrested for Assault & Battery on Law Enforcement. The client was arrested at his residence as the police served an arrest warrant. Admittedly, our client was resisting arrest, but he maintained that the contact with the officer was accidental and that he did not intentionally strike the officer. At trial, we could describe the event with evidence and argument in such a way that convinced the Judge that there was insufficient evidence to prove our client committed an assault and battery.
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11/10/2015 | Updated 4/25/2021