Richmond Assault & Battery Lawyers
Aggressive, Straightforward Defense from Throop Law
Violent crimes are harshly prosecuted in Virginia, but the charges are
more nuanced than they may initially seem. To be charged with assault,
for example, one only needs to threaten to hurt someone and no injury
needs to occur. Battery, on the other hand, includes an intentional infliction
of bodily harm upon another.
These crimes require a serious defense strategy from a skilled Richmond
criminal defense attorney. Call Throop Law at (804) 464-3989 to discuss
your case. Our phones are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Potential Penalties for a Conviction
- If you are convicted, the potential penalties will depend on a number of factors:
- Most simple assault and battery convictions are considered Class 1 misdemeanors,
carrying penalties of up to one year in jail and fines of up to $2,500.
- Some assaults can be considered felonies based on a number of factors,
such as who the victim is, if a weapon was used, and other circumstances
of the offense.
- There is a mandatory minimum sentence for intentional assault and battery
against another based on their race, religion, skin color, or nationality.
- All types of assault are considered serious crimes, and an assault conviction
on your record can negatively impact many areas of your life, especially
your ability to find employment.
Call (804) 464-3989 for a Free Consultation
The Richmond assault and battery defense attorneys at Throop Law have experience
defending clients charged with these types of crimes. If you've been
charged with assault, it's important to put a lawyer by your side
as soon as possible.
Contact our firm today to schedule your free, confidential case consultation.