What Is the Duration of an Aggravated Assault Case?

  • Posted on: Sep 22 2023
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Aggravated assault is a serious crime. A person who is convicted of aggravated assault in Virginia faces multiple penalties, including fines and jail or prison time. In addition, an aggravated assault charge in Virginia can take up a significant amount of a defendant’s time, causing a defendant to miss work, school, and other important activities. In this article, we discuss the duration of an aggravated assault case in the state of Virginia. 

What Is Aggravated Assault? 

Many people use the terms “assault” and “battery” interchangeably. However, they are distinct crimes. Unlike battery, which involves unwanted physical contact, assault does not actually involve contact. Rather, it creates a fear in another person of an imminent physical attack of some kind. The law further divides the crime of assault into simple assault and aggravated assault, and the level of harm suffered by the victim typically determines whether a person will face a simple or aggravated assault charge. Aggravated assault is the act of assaulting another person with the intention of causing him or her bodily injury or serious physical harm. In addition, aggravated assault typically involves the use of a weapon, such as a gun or a knife. 

Aggravated Assault Penalties in Virginia

Aggravated assault in Virginia is a felony. A person convicted of aggravated assault in Virginia faces up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $2,500. In addition, anyone who is convicted of this crime may have to perform community service and undergo anger management courses, mental health counseling, or another type of rehabilitative program. Further, a felony conviction can affect a person’s ability to find suitable housing, obtain employment, and even obtain certain types of loans. 

How Long Will My Aggravated Assault Case Take?

Although every case is different, felony cases in Virginia almost never take less than six months to conclude. In fact, felony cases in Virginia generally take up to a year or longer starting from the date of the arrest to the final sentencing date. However, to obtain an accurate estimate of the duration of your Virginia aggravated assault case, you should contact an experienced Virginia criminal defense attorney. An experienced lawyer will examine the facts of your case, provide you with an estimate of the length of your case, and begin planning your defense. 

Contact a Virginia Criminal Defense Lawyer 

If you have been charged with aggravated assault in Virginia, you need an aggressive and knowledgeable criminal defense attorney on your side. At Walker Jones, PC, our talented criminal defense lawyers have a long track record of successfully defending clients against all kinds of criminal charges in the state of Virginia. When you come to us for help, we will mount an aggressive defense on your behalf and do everything we can to obtain a successful result in your Virginia aggravated assault case. Please contact us immediately to schedule an initial meeting with one of our talented attorneys.

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