Fairfax Assault and Battery Lawyer
Under Virginia law, simple assault, or assault and battery, is a Class 1 misdemeanor. Like all Class 1 crimes, it is punishable by up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $2,500. Additionally, a conviction is a violent crime and will stay on your record for life. Assault cases can be very complicated. If you are facing an assault charge in Fairfax, you must have an attorney who understands assault law to make sure your rights are protected.
Assault cases are handled in a unique way in Fairfax. Even among violent crimes, assault is unusual because unlike most other crimes, assault charges can and often are brought by private citizens. Other charges typically must be brought by a police officer. The fact that a regular citizen can charge someone with assault means those cases may not be as thoroughly investigated. With no officer involved, it is important that your lawyer know how to conduct an investigation and uncover facts that may be beneficial to your case. If you are charged with assault, time is not on your side. Witnesses and evidence become harder to find as time goes on.
At the Law Office of Faraji Rosenthall, we have helped many Fairfax assault defendants. We have experience conducting investigations and discovering evidence that we use to help our clients. Learn more about your pending assault case during a free consultation with one of our attorneys. Call us at (703) 934-0101.