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Defending You Against Assault And Battery Charges

Assault and battery is a serious crime that may result in significant penalties. Law enforcement, prosecutors and judges take assault charges very seriously.

If you have been charged with assault, a domestic violence offense or another violent crime, contact a criminal defense attorney immediately to protect your legal rights. Our criminal defense attorneys at MacDowell Law Group, P.C., have helped thousands of residents throughout Northern Virginia successfully confront these charges.

Creating An Effective Strategy For A Variety Of Charges

We offer a vigorous defense against all assault charges and related offenses, including:

  • Simple assault
  • Assault and battery resulting in bodily injury
  • Assault and battery of a law-enforcement officer
  • Domestic violence
  • Aggravated malicious wounding
  • Voluntary and involuntary manslaughter

If you have been charged with an assault and the alleged victim has been seriously injured, or if the alleged complainant is claiming serious injuries, you may be facing the possibility of a significant period of incarceration and a loss of certain civil rights. Since the prosecution may take an aggressive stance in your case, you will need a dedicated criminal defense attorney who is willing to stand up to the prosecution and zealously defend your rights.

Our lawyers have earned dismissals against all levels of assault charges, using defenses such as self-defense, defense of others, accident, mutual combat, lack of intent to harm, lack of intent to maim, as well as raising reasonable doubt that the accuser is telling the truth.

We Have The Trial Experience You Need

Our Fairfax team, with a combined 70-plus years of experience, will prepare for the possibility of trial in each case. If the prosecution is unwilling to be reasonable, we will help you exercise your right to take the case to trial. Our founding attorney, Richard MacDowell, is a former prosecutor and experienced trial lawyer with over 35 years of legal experience. Collectively, our attorneys have handled thousands of criminal cases. As experienced negotiators and trial lawyers, we can provide the strong defense you require.

Fill out our online intake form or dial 571-748-5647 to speak with a legal professional about an assault charge. We offer FREE initial consultations in all criminal defense cases, including assault and battery.