Henrico VA Assault & Battery Lawyer
Assault & Battery cases in Henrico County can range from misdemeanor bar fights and domestic disputes to more serious felony offenses such as malicious wounding. Assault & Battery in the Commonwealth of Virginia is a criminal offense and can either be a felony or a misdemeanor depending on various factors. If you have been arrested for Assault & Battery in Henrico VA, then you need an experienced Henrico County Assault & Battery Attorney.
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Domestic violence is referred to as assault and battery against a family or household member according to Va. Code 18.2-57.2. Henrico Police investigate these allegations. The responding officer investigating is primarily looking for evidence to establish which party is the primary aggressor. The primary aggressor is typically the party that is arrested by the police. No arrest warrant is needed to make this kind or arrest. But remember, an arrest is NOT a conviction.
NOTE: This arrest will trigger the issuance of an Emergency Protective Order (EPO), which is effective for 72 hours
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Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law is a reputable Henrico County law firm that regularly represents clients with all types of assault and battery allegations before the Henrico Courts. We can help you understand the allegation that has been made against you 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, as well as the evidence the prosecution will attempt to use against you at trial.
Effective Henrico VA Assault & Battery Lawyer
Henrico Judges take assault & battery cases very seriously. The Commonwealth Attorney and the Victim Witness section of that office aggressively prosecute these cases. If you have been accused of assault and battery, then you need an advocate. Retain the best Henrico County Assault & Battery Lawyer possible to defend your case and who will properly present your side of the incident. Our lawyers regularly defend these types of cases. Do not give up hope and protect your rights.
The Defense of Self-Defense to Assault & Battery Cases
Under Virginia law, you can stand your ground and defend yourself without having to retreat. If you are not at fault when attacked, then you can stand your ground and use reasonable force to defend yourself. The force used must not be excessive and must be reasonable in relation to the threat from your attacker. If you did not provoke 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.
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11/10/2015 | Updated 5/5/2021