Tell Your Side Of The Story When Facing Assault Charges

Assault and battery are serious charges that can have a long-lasting impact on your life. And unfortunately for defendants, the threshold for such charges if relatively low; in addition to actual violence, unwanted touching and even the threat of violence can be violations of the law.

Many assault cases arise in the wake of a conflict between two family members or friends who know each other well. A well-intentioned neighbor or bystander might call the police in response to yelling or other signs of anger, and suddenly a heated disagreement can escalate into charges of violence. Once charges have been filed, the surest path to a positive outcome is to contact a qualified attorney.

The same applies to disputes between strangers, whether in a bar or on the sidewalk or in a moment of road rage. Whether there are witnesses or not, a thorough knowledge of the law is needed to mount a strong defense.


Legal Support For Misdemeanor And Felony Assault Charges

We represent clients facing a wide range of assault charges, from simple battery, assault and domestic violence to aggravated charges such as unlawful wounding, malicious wounding and attempted murder.

It's important to keep in mind that even when the alleged victim of an act of violence chooses not to press charges, the Commonwealth of Virginia can still prosecute a case if prosecutors believe there is a risk of violence in the future.

Work With An Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer

At The Law Office of William B. Vaughan, PLLC, our attorneys will tell your side of the story when you are facing charges of violence. To see how we can help, contact us online or call 276-601-7702, and schedule an initial consultation in our Galax, Virginia, office.