Fairfax Assault and Battery Defense Attorney
Defense Lawyer in Fairfax Virginia and Washington D.C.
Arrested for or accused of assault and battery? Take a moment to consult a skilled criminal defense attorney at the Law Office of McGennis Williams to see how we can help you. Our dedicated representation and hard work have paid off for numerous clients facing serious criminal charges, including those involving assault and battery.
Assault and battery are two separate criminal offenses which are often grouped into one in a criminal case. In Virginia, assault and battery is considered a violent crime, and a conviction may result in time in jail or state prison, fines, community service, counseling, probation and more. While simple assault and battery charges may be classified as misdemeanor offenses, certain aggravating factors may mean that a defendant will face felony charges and thus enhanced penalties.
Assault & Battery Defenses in Prince William County and Fairfax County
Defending an assault and battery charge is not an easy task. Juries may be inclined to side with a victim, particularly when his/her side of the story seems to be backed by physical evidence and witness testimony. By investigating a case and conducting an independent analysis of evidence, a skilled Fairfax defense lawyer may be able to uncover important evidence which will prove your innocence, a false accusation or a violation of your constitutional rights by law enforcement. Any of these may serve to build doubt in the minds of the jurors as to a defendant’s guilt and thus result in a not guilty verdict.
An experienced Fairfax criminal defense attorney may be able to defend an assault and battery charge using the following defenses:
- Self defense
- Unintentional conduct or actions
- Defense of others
- Mistaken identity
- Not enough evidence to prove guilt
- Unreliable witness/witnesses
Fairfax Assault and Battery Lawyer
At the Law Office of McGennis Williams, you can expect to receive superior legal counsel from an experienced, driven, warm, honest and hard-working attorney. At our firm, we believe that our clients deserve individualized attention and personalized legal counsel in order to achieve the best results possible.
Contact a Fairfax assault and battery attorney at the Law Office of McGennis Williams today!
With offices in Fairfax, Virginia, the Law Office of McGennis Williams takes on assault and battery cases throughout all of Fairfax County and Prince William County, including the cities of Fairfax, Clifton, Herndon, Vienna, Falls Church, Dumfries, Haymarket, Quantico and Occuquan. A defense attorney at our firm may be able to help!