Skilled Defense Of Violent Crimes
The Virginia Department of State Police defines an assault as an unlawful attack by one person upon another. The offender may use a weapon or threats. The victim suffers a bodily injury that can be severe, including broken bones and teeth, possible internal injuries, cuts, bruises or loss of consciousness.
If you or someone close to you faces charges of assault or any other type of violent crime in Virginia, we are here to help. Our attorneys are experienced, aggressive, yet compassionate and understanding. Pack Law Group‘s attorneys are the skilled advocates you want by your side when facing serious charges of a criminal nature.
Charged With A Violent Crime? We Can Help.
You are innocent until proven guilty, but it might not seem like that is the case when you face charges. Our firm represents individuals charged with any kind of violent crime, such as:
- Assault: An assault can also occur when a victim is approached with what looks like a weapon. A simple assault is an attack by one person upon another without a weapon displayed. There is no such thing as an attempted assault.
- Battery: The battery occurs when the perpetrator inflicts personal harm on another, such as hitting someone in the chest and breaking their ribs.
- Aggravated assault: The perpetrator in an aggravated assault may use a weapon, poison, explosives or a disease such as a highly contagious deadly disease deliberately inflicted on another.
- Murder: Murder or manslaughter is the willful killing of one human being by another. Other violent crimes include:
- Justifiable homicide: Justifiable homicide is the killing of a perpetrator by a police officer in the line of duty or during the commission of a serious crime by the individual.
- Manslaughter: Nonnegligent manslaughter might result in death from a fight or an assault.
- Kidnapping: The law considers kidnapping a violent crime that includes abduction and also hostage situations.
- Hate crimes: These are defined as inflicting bodily injury on someone based on their race, religion, gender or national origin. This too is considered a felony.
- Domestic violence: It may be a felony or misdemeanor, depending on whether the defendant has a history of such behavior.
The prosecution will aggressively try to prove your guilt. Just one consultation with our skilled attorneys may make a difference for you.
What About Wrongful Convictions?
As defense lawyers, we look for the most favorable way to present the facts of your case. For example, when we look more closely, things may not be what they seem at first glance. Often eyewitnesses are unreliable, and our expert team can pinpoint why an eyewitness’s testimony may not be relied upon. Informants as well maybe unreliable or have a conflict of interest.
Additionally, police have been known to behave badly to turn the facts against you, as can prosecutors. It is not unusual for us to find they were less than professional in their vigorous and aggressive pursuit of you. We listen to you to determine how statements made against you may be untruthful, therefore not hold up in a court of law.
When To Speak With Law Enforcement
No one expects to face charges of a crime as serious as assault or a violent crime. This may have been a misunderstanding, and you may have played a minor role. But it may not look good, and the prosecutor is looking for someone to be the responsible party. We strongly encourage you to consult with the Pack Law Group before speaking to anyone. Please do not consent to a search of your home or property.
Your Rights Matter
Sometimes just an accusation can put you in a very bad light. We provide an aggressive defense of your rights. We care and will fight for your best interests. Contact us by email or by calling 540-586-7225.