Assault & Battery Against A Family Member In Virginia
- posted: Jan. 12, 2014
You need to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at The Daugherty Law Firm if you, a family member, or someone you know has been charged with assault and battery against a family or household member. If convicted of this crime, also known as domestic assault and battery, the punishment could result in confinement in jail, a fine up to $2,500, and entry of a no-contact order. A conviction of two or more domestic assault and batteries could result in a felony charge if you were ever arrested again for domestic assault and battery. The experienced criminal defense attorneys at The Daugherty Law Firm, P.C. can assist you in avoiding the severe consequences that result from a conviction of domestic assault and battery.
What is domestic violence?
Under Virginia law, a wide variety of conduct amounts to domestic violence and is a class 1 misdemeanor unless it is charged as a third offense. Domestic violence occurs when a family or household member commits an act that either causes physical harm or puts another in fear of imminent physical harm.
The criminal defense attorneys at The Daugherty Law Firm are ready to assist you in defending any allegations of domestic violence. We successfully serve clients in Manassas, Prince William County, Fairfax County, Loudoun County, Fauquier County, Stafford County and other areas throughout Northern Virginia.