Our criminal defense attorneys will provide you with the best possible chance of avoiding jail time if you have been charged with assault. The law in this area is complex, so you’ll need a skilled lawyer on your side each step of the way. The lawyers with Martin, Ingles & Hensley Law Firm have a great deal of experience in cases involving physical injury and will do whatever necessary to provide you with the best legal representation possible.
The Prosecutor’s Burden
An assault case can be based on any unlawful touching, or even just a threat or attempt to do so. These cases are rarely simple and as a result there are several different defense strategies. Our law firm is experienced in handling assault charges.
Being charged with assault is, of course, extremely serious. You will face punishment if you are convicted. There are several factors that will go into determining what type of punishment could result:
- the manner in which the assault occurred
- the amount of harm that resulted (and was intended)
- the prior criminal record of the defendant
Penalties can range from up to a year in jail and a $2,500 fine to several years in state prison.
If you need a criminal defense attorney in Virginia, you need look no further than the attorneys with Martin, Ingles & Hensley Law Firm. We have a great deal of experience in not only representing clients in these cases but winning them as well. We know the types of obstacles that will be in your way and we know how to overcome them. Call (804) 693-2500 to schedule a consultation.