Lynchburg Assault and Battery Attorney
Legal Defense for Assault & Battery Charges in Virginia
Assault and/or battery charges are common criminal charges prosecuted in Virginia courts. These offenses can occur in a variety of situations and with various amounts of violence. Because of this, they can be charged as both misdemeanors and felonies. If you have been accused of assault, battery, or both, it is crucial that you retain the services of a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer. Our Lynchburg assault lawyer can evaluate your situation, conduct a thorough investigation into the specifics, and develop a defense strategy designed to minimize the penalties.
At A. R. Pike Law Firm, our aim is to ensure your rights are protected, that you are treated fairly, and to seek a favorable resolution to your case. To that end, we turn over every stone in building your defense as we move forward through the court system
What is Considered Assault and Battery in Virginia?
While assault and battery are commonly lumped together as one offense, they are by definition two different crimes. Simple assault is defined as putting someone in fear of being physically attacked through threats or intimidation. No physical contact needs to occur between the two individuals for an assault charge to be made.
Battery occurs when a person makes physical contact with another which is harmful or abusive, such as punching, hitting, kicking, or similar acts. These are generally charged as misdemeanors.
Assault and battery charges can further be categorized and charged according to who was threatened or harmed, such as:
- Household members (domestic violence)
- Law enforcement officers, firemen, security personnel, judges, or emergency medical technicians
- A member of another race, religion, nationality, or color (hate crime)
Malicious Wounding in VA
Aggravated forms of battery are referred to as “malicious wounding” in Virginia and can include more serious violence such as:
- Causing physical injury with the intention to kill, maim, or disable the victim
- Injuries where a victim ends up severely or permanently impaired
Malicious wounding crimes are often charged as felonies.
We Represent Those Accused of Assault and Battery in VA
No matter what type of assault and/or battery charges you face, a strong legal advocate in your corner can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case. At A. R. Pike Law Firm, our Lynchburg assault lawyer takes an aggressive approach to protecting and defending our clients. We never take you for granted and will fight hard on your behalf from beginning to end.
Request a consultation about your criminal charges with a Lynchburg assault and battery attorney by calling (434) 264-5444 today.
Assault and Battery Charge Dismissed
Assault and Battery against Family Member Case Dismissed
Distribution of a Schedule I Controlled Substance Sentence Reduced
Felony Child Abuse Charge Dismissed
Felony Murder Charge Dismissed
Reckless Driving Not Guilty
Reckless Driving Not Guilty
Strangulation Charge Dismissed
Trespassing Case Dismissed
Aaron's military service has taught him the importance of exceptional preparedness and zealous advocacy in and out of the courtroom.
Thousands of Cases Handled
As an attorney in the USAF, Aaron was praised for his skills and advocacy by some of the nation's most distinguished judges. As a former prosecutor, Todd tried more than 1,000 criminal defense cases, many involving the most serious charges.
At A. R. Pike Law Firm, we believe each client deserves to be listened to, informed and reassured throughout the process.
Todd received numerous awards as a law student and graduated with distinction before trying several-day jury trials as a prosecutor, developing a civil practice, and joining our firm.
Aaron has served as an officer-attorney for the USAF and has handled hundreds of cases on behalf of men and women in uniform.