Assault and Battery

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From Critzer Cardani – Call today to schedule a FREE consultation with an experienced Criminal Defense Assault and Battery Attorney at Critzer Cardani PC. If you or your child is facing a criminal charge in Richmond, Henrico, Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover or any of the surrounding areas in Virginia, hiring an experienced attorney matters!

Assault involves the threat of force or harm while Battery involves touching. Both crimes are typically charged as misdemeanors punishable by up to 12 months in jail and up to $2,500.00 in fines. If a deadly weapon or serious injuries were involved, then assault and battery get prosecuted as a felony which increases your jail exposure.

Remember as we always say, do not try to defend yourself in court or talk to law enforcement without speaking to an experience attorney like the ones at Critzer Cardani PC.

DEFENSES: the are many ways to build a strong defense in your case and the facts and circumstances matter even if you do not think much about them. Self-defense and being falsely accused are big defenses but must be used properly.


Assault and Battery are separate and distinct crimes. The main difference between the two offenses is that while an assault does not necessarily involve any actual physical contact with another person, a battery does.

– An assault occurs when a person commits an act that may inflict physical harm on someone else.

– A battery takes place when a person commits an act that does inflict physical harm on another.

Assault on a police officer is typically a Felony.


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