Fredericksburg Assault & Battery Attorney
We Are Prepared to Fight Back on Your Behalf
If you have been charged with misdemeanor or felony assault and/or battery, then you need an experienced and aggressive Fredericksburg assault attorney in your corner. With over 30 years of experience, A. Lewis Lowery, Jr., Attorney at Law, PLC fits the bill.
Even if your assault charge is a misdemeanor, you will face mandatory jail time if the person you are alleged to have assaulted is a teacher or was targeted based on his or her race, religion, color, or national origin. If you are alleged to have assaulted a law enforcement officer or judge, you will be charged with felony assault and also face mandatory jail time regardless of the force used or whether any injuries were sustained.
Let our assault lawyer help you with your case. Start by calling our firm at (540) 999-1886.
Various Types of Assault & Battery Charges in Virginia
In Virginia, the term “assault” refers to the threat of physical violence, whereas the term “battery” refers to actual physical violence.
Assault and battery can be simple or aggravated:
- Simple assault: A weapon was not involved and the injuries, if any, were not very severe.
- Aggravated case: A weapon was involved, and the injuries sustained, if any, were serious.
It is also possible to be charged with attempted assault or conspiracy to commit assault. Domestic violence often also takes the shape of assault or battery. “Domestic” in this sense simply means that the action was taken against someone you live with or someone related to you.
Defending Assault Charges in Fredericksburg
Some criminal assault cases are dismissed based on an “accord and satisfaction,” which usually involves the criminal defendant paying the victim a sum of money outside of the criminal proceedings—possibly, but not necessarily, as part of a related civil lawsuit. An experienced assault lawyer can advise you whether this or other defenses apply to your case.
Since an assault conviction carries such serious consequences, our firm believes there is no time to waste in investigating and defending your case. The sooner you call our Fredericksburg assault attorney, the sooner we can put our experience to work for you.