What to Do If You're Charged With Assault

Retain a criminal defense attorney serving Blacksburg, VA and the New River Valley area

If you've been charged with a violent crime, people may be quick to judge you. Being accused of assault won't just ruin your reputation-it could also lead to jail time. Turn to The Ratliff Law Firm, PLLC in Blacksburg, VA for legal representation. Our criminal defense attorney will review the evidence, interview witnesses and build a strong defense.

We also take assault cases that involve battery charges. If you've been accused of assault and battery, set up a consultation with our criminal defense attorney today.

How are assault and battery different?

Many people think of assault and battery as one charge. While they both carry similar consequences, battery involves physically touching another person without their consent. Assault charges may also be escalated to assault and battery if an object is used to intimidate the victim. If the victim is injured, you could be facing felony charges.

Our criminal defense attorney will listen to your side of the story and help you craft a solid defense. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.