If you have been arrested and accused of assault or battery, do not delay in seeking legal help. Del Rio Law, PLLC provides zealous advocacy to accused people throughout Virginia. We understand that the criminal justice process can be overwhelming, which is why we are prepared to guide you through your case and help you achieve the best outcome possible. Rest assured that we know what it takes to protect your rights and safeguard your future!
Why Choose Del Rio Law, PLLC?
In Virginia, a simple assault is a Class 1 misdemeanor that is punishable by up to a year in jail and a fine of $2,500. Aggravated assault that results in severe injury to the victim (“malicious wounding”) is considered a Class 2 felony that could result in a lifetime prison sentence. Attacks against police or probation officers are also felony offenses which can result in prison sentences ranging from six months to 10 years.
A common form of simple assault is domestic abuse, which is assault and battery against a spouse, child, or another member of the household. Domestic violence accusations are serious, and accused individuals should immediately involve an attorney. For a first offense, a convicted individual could face one year in jail. If the defendant has two or more previous convictions, the punishment is increased to one to five years in jail or prison in addition to a $2,500 fine.
A criminal conviction not only comes with immediate consequences, like fines and incarceration, but can continue to haunt a person even after they have paid for their mistake. A criminal record containing a violent crime could cause damage to a hard-earned reputation and make it difficult to obtain credit, get a job, find a place to live, or qualify for loans to receive a college education. With so much at stake, it is urgent that you work with a skilled Richmond criminal defense lawyer at Del Rio Law, PLLC.
Being accused of a crime can be a frightening experience, but with the right lawyer on your side, you can feel more confident knowing that your rights will be protected. We invite you to fill out an online consultation form and we will be in touch with you promptly.