The combination of threatening an individual with the act of physical contact is considered assault & battery. Assault & battery crimes in Virginia are classified as class 1 misdemeanors, which, if convicted, carry up to 12 months in jail and a fine of $2,500. These crimes fall under the category of violent crimes, which remain on criminal records for life for individuals who are convicted. It is important to seek legal representation with an experienced defense attorney when charged with assault & battery.
Assault & Battery Defense Services
The law office of Kermit A. Monge, PLLC has years of experience successfully defending individuals charged with assault & battery. Each case is different, which is why Kermit Monge works to thoroughly understand each individual circumstance to try to prove defendants who are charged with assault & battery crimes, did so in the act of self-defense.
Malicious Wounding Defense
Under Virginia law, defendants who are charged with a malicious wounding crime, face an upward of 20 years in prison and a $100,000 fine. Malicious wounding is classified as a class 3 felony and is defined as any individual who shoots, stabs, cuts, or wounds another individual with the intent of malice. In order to successfully convict a defendant of malicious wounding, the Commonwealth of Virginia must prove the defendant maliciously stabbed, cut, or wounded another individual and caused them bodily harm with the intent to maim, disable, or kill.
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Unlawful Wounding Defense
Individuals who are convicted of unlawful wounding face punishment of up to 5 years in jail or a fine of $2,500. To prove an unlawful wounding conviction, the Commonwealth of Virginia must prove the victim’s skin was broken as a result of the defendant’s actions and the defendant acted to purposefully maim, disable, or kill the individual.
Attorney Kermit Monge has years of experience defending individuals charged with unlawful wounding by proving to the Commonwealth of Virginia the defendant has either been wrongfully accused or did so as a result of self-defense.
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Since these crimes carry significant jail sentences and fines, it is important to seek experienced legal representation from an experienced defense attorney. If you have been charged with assault & battery, contact the Law Offices of Kermit A. Monge by calling 703.273.5500 or request a consultation online.