Malicious Wounding Charges
As a felony, malicious wounding carries significant penalties if the accused is convicted. Facing these serious consequences without the aid of an experienced defense attorney can ultimately lead to jail time and other losses of freedom. You need a skilled defender aggressively fighting to protect you.
The malicious wounding defense attorneys at Weisberg & Weisberg, PLLC in Newport News , VA have extensive experience shielding clients from the full force of the criminal justice system. Similar to murder, a malicious wounding charge is heavily reliant upon forensic evidence and scientific testing.
Attorney Noah Weisberg brings his experience as a prosecutor to the firm and can use his knowledge of strategy to develop a strong defense that anticipates and counters the Commonwealth’s tactics. Whether the incident in question involves an element of self-defense or combat, we will thoroughly investigate the situation and fight by your side.
What Does Virginia Law Say About Malicious Wounding?
As a Class 3 felony, a conviction can mean up to 20 years in jail and up to $100,000 in fines. According to Virginia law, malicious wounding occurs when an individual “maliciously shoots, stabs, cuts, or wounds any person or by any means causes him bodily injury, with the intent to maim, disfigure, disable, or kill” (Va. Code 18.2-51). Defending this type of felony assault charge requires a skilled attorney with an unquestioned knowledge of criminal defense and the ability to protect his or her clients against even the most serious offenses. The sooner you contact Weisberg & Weisberg, PLLC, the sooner we can begin developing an effective defense that minimizes your exposure to consequences.