Assault & Battery cases in Henrico County can range from simple bar fights, confrontations, and domestic disputes to malicious woundings with a deadly weapon. 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 a skilled, experienced Henrico County Assault & Battery Attorney.
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Effective Henrico VA Assault & Battery Lawyer
Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law is a reputable Henrico County law firm that regularly represents clients with criminal law allegations before the 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. If you have been arrested for Assault & Battery in Henrico County VA, do not give up hope and protect your rights. Retain the best Henrico County Assault & Battery Lawyer possible to defend your case who will properly present your side of the incident. 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, as well as the evidence the prosecution will attempt to use against you at trial.
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Felony Assault & Battery on Law Enforcement DISMISSED
Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law represented a client who was arrested for Assault & Battery on Law Enforcement. The client was arrested at his residence as the police were serving an arrest warrant. Admittedly, our client was resisting arrest as the police officer’s were removing him from his house in the middle of the night, but he maintained that the contact with the officer was simply accidental and that he did not intentionally strike the police officer. A conviction for assault on police is a felony and punishable by an mandatory minimum 6 month term of incarceration. The Commonwealth Attorney made a plea agreement offer to reduce the allegation to a misdemeanor with a significant amount of jail time to serve, but our client did not believe he should have to serve a jail sentence for something he did not do. At trial, we were able to describe the event thru evidence and argument to the Judge in such a way that convinced the Judge that there was insufficient evidence to prove that our client intentionally assaulted the police officer. The Judge dismissed the case.
Experienced Henrico County Criminal Law Attorneys
The Henrico County Police Department investigates assault & battery allegations that occur within the county. The responding officer investigating is primarily looking for evidence to establish which party is the primary aggressor. The primary aggressor is typically the party to the assault & battery that is arrested and the law enforcement officer does not need an arrest warrant to make the arrest based on an exception to the rule that appears in Va. Code 19.2-81. NOTE: An arrest is NOT a conviction. However, the mere happening of an arrest will cause various problems, first of which will be the issuance of an Emergency Protective Order (or EPO) by the magistrate. The EPO is in effect for only 72 hours and provides for the immediate protection for victims of domestic violence and other types of crimes. EPO’s provide the victim with more time to file for a more permanent restraining order.
Judges and prosecutors in Henrico County do not take assault & battery lightly, and will do everything in their power to ensure a person who commits either an assault or a battery is brought to justice. Therefore, it is important to secure a skilled Henrico County Criminal Defense Lawyer who regularly defends these types of cases to represent your best interests regardless of unique client circumstances or needs. This can only be realistically accomplished with the assistance of an accomplished assault & battery attorney. Do not give up hope and protect your rights by contacting us today!