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Assault & Battery

Assault means placing someone in fear of unwanted touching. Battery means actually touching someone in a offensive manner. They are usually charged together, but they can be charged separately. 

Assault and Battery is a misdemeanor in Virginia. However, if the offense is your third offense and it's committed against a family or household member, you can be charged with a felony.

Do I need an attorney if I'm charged with Assault and Battery?

Because assault and battery is considered a violent offense, it's important to have an attorney represent you. There are many defenses available in Assault and Battery cases that an experienced attorney can help you develop. Please contact our firm for a free consultation.

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