Violent criminal convictions, including domestic assault and battery, simple assault, malicious wounding or unlawful wounding, can have a serious impact on your life. There are numerous consequences from convictions in Virginia, which may include extensive periods of active jail time, hefty fines and costs, substance abuse screens, no-contact orders, and supervised probation.
It is important to consult with an experienced attorney as soon as possible
Experienced criminal defense attorneys can advise you about:
- Protecting your rights–before speaking with the police or making statements, speak with an attorney about your rights
- Defenses to the charges–violent crimes have different elements which the Commonwealth must prove beyond a reasonable doubt; talk to your attorney about any possble defenses
- Potential punishment–this depends on the charge; be sure to speak with an attorney about the range of punishment to expect if you are convicted
- Locating important witnesses and documents–people forget, documents go missing; contact an attorney as soon as possible to give enough time to properly investigate your case
- Mitigation–talk with an attorney about potential ways to decrease your punishment
Richmond Assault and Battery Defense Lawyers:
If you have been charged with a first offense of domestic assault and battery in Virginia under Va. Code 18.2-57.2, you may be entitled to enter into the First Offender program. Read our blog post for more information: Charged with Domestic Assault and Battery? What You Should Know about the First Offender Program.
If you have been charged with a violent crime in Virginia, including domestic assault and battery, simple assault, or malicious wounding, contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer at BoykoNapier today at (804) 658-3418.