Whether you face charges of assault and battery or have been accused of family abuse in Virginia, one thing remains the same: you need the help of a proven criminal defense lawyer to protect your rights and your reputation.
A conviction for assault will result in criminal penalties such as incarceration and fines, as well as the collateral consequences that come from having a criminal record. The only way to avoid these problems is to avoid a conviction in the first place. In northern Virginia, you can turn our fierce advocates at Buczek Carpenter for the skilled defense you need.
These are often spoken of together, but they are in fact two different criminal charges that are treated separately in the criminal justice system. Assault comes in many different forms, including domestic assault, assault with a dangerous weapon, and assault during a robbery. Battery is the act of using physical force against a person or their property.
Domestic assault – aka domestic violence – is officially called “family abuse” in Virginia. Family abuse charges can end your life as you know it. In addition to the fines and a potential one year jail sentence, a conviction can result in your removal from your family’s home, limit your time with your children, and put you behind the eight ball in a divorce or child custody case.
Nothing is more important than your rights, your reputation, and your freedom. You should settle for nothing less than the skilled defense you deserve. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney.