Crimes of violence are taken very seriously by Courts in Virginia and around the country. If you are charged with a violent act, such as assault and battery then you can expect the prosecutor to vigorously pursue your case. Convictions for assault and battery can have a lasting impact on your life as you will then have a record of being a violent offender. If you are charged with such an offense then you should contact a Virginia Beach assault and battery lawyer immediately.
Virginia Beach attorneys protecting the rights of the accused in assault cases
Assault occurs anytime a person touches another in a way that is against the second person’s will. These types of charges do not require extreme violence, such as punching or kicking, and can be brought for more mild conduct such as pushing or shoving. The penalties for these types of offenses increase as the offense becomes more extreme; for example, assault with the use of a weapon will carry a much stiffer penalty then a more mild offense. Assault and battery will not be justified simply because someone hit you first. It may be a defense in an assault case, however, to show that you were defending yourself from another.
Our Virginia Beach criminal defense attorneys have extensive experience handling assault and battery cases. Whether you are charged with a misdemeanor or a felony we are able to assist you. The first step in your case will to appear for an initial arraignment in General District Court. If you are charged with a misdemeanor the Court will then set a trial date. If you are charged with a felony the Court will set your preliminary hearing. Once we are retained we immediately begin investigating your case. We will view the scene of the alleged incident, meet with relevant witnesses, acquire police reports and any other documents, and develop a strategy for your defense. This strategy may include challenging the alleged victim’s story or establishing that you were acting in self-defense. We keep you involved each step of the way and our attorneys may be reached twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Contact J.D. Garrett and the Garrett Law Group, PLC today if you are a Virginia Beach resident charged with assault and battery. We also service Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Newport News, Hampton, Williamsburg, and Yorktown, as well as in the surrounding counties of Northampton, Isle of Wight, York, and James City.
Virginia Beach lawyers giving your assault and battery case the attention it deserves
Our attorneys take the law very seriously and handle all matters in the office personally. When you retain the attorneys at Garrett Law Group, PLC you can rest assured that you will be meeting with your lawyer and not a staff member. It will also be your attorney preparing all necessary documents, such as Motions to establish a violation of your rights, and requests for discovery documents. We will assist you from the early stages, such as your bail hearing, all the way through trial. Contact our office online or by telephone.