If you've been charged with assault, you're undoubtedly concerned about your upcoming trial, possible conviction and future livelihood. In the days ahead, it's absolutely critical that you consult with a criminal defense attorney who can help you navigate the complex legal system and create a strong defense strategy on your behalf.

Whether the charge brought against you is due to a misunderstanding, exaggeration or you were simply protecting yourself from the original aggressor, we will make certain these facts are brought to light and you are afforded a fair and just trial. If you are convicted of a misdemeanor or felony assault, we will advocate for a sentence congruent with the nature of the offense as well as any rehabilitative resources you may need.

Defenses to Assault

The law recognizes several defenses to the crime of assault, the most well-known being self-defense. As you discuss the facts of your case with your attorney, it is vital to include all facts of the incident which may have given rise to your need to defend yourself. Lastly, if the facts suggest you and your accuser were engaged in some sort of consensual activity, such as boxing or an athletic event, your attorney may be able to argue the defense of consent.

Contact an Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney Today

The crimes of assault and battery carry potential felony convictions and lengthy jail sentences. If you are in need of thorough and zealous legal advocates to handle your case, contact our office today for a consultation.

Contact The Law Offices of Richard J. Washington, P.C. Today!