Roanoke Assault Defense Lawyer

Anyone who attempts or intends to cause harm to another person can be charged with assault. It is one of the most common charges encountered in courts throughout southwestern Virginia. Assault charges stem from a variety of altercations, including domestic disputes, fights in bars, road rage incidents and disputes with police. At the law office of Robert F. Rider PLC in Roanoke, Virginia, founding attorney Robert F. Rider defends individuals against a variety of criminal charges, including all manners of assault.

If you have only been questioned by police in connection with an assault, it is still a good idea to retain the services of an experienced criminal defense lawyer. Your comments to police could have a huge impact on the outcome of your case if you are eventually arrested and tried. You cannot afford to take assault charges lightly. Conviction on any assault charges could result in a possible jail sentence and a permanent criminal record that can have long-term consequences for your career and family life. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the alleged assault, you may be charged with either simple assault or aggravated assault. Aggravated assault is the more serious charge, and is usually reserved for crimes that involve a weapon. Because it is a felony offense, an aggravated assault conviction could lead to a prison sentence of six months or longer.

Mr. Rider provides experienced criminal defense against assault charges. For more than 30 years, he has successfully defended residents of southwestern Virginia who faced a wide spectrum of assault, including:

  • Aggravated assault
  • Simple assault
  • Battery
  • Malicious wounding
  • Criminal restraint
  • Kidnapping
  • Criminal mischief
  • Harassment

An Experienced Southwestern Virginia Domestic Assault Defense Attorney With A Proven Track Record

If you face assault charges or even if you have only been mentioned in an assault investigation, call Roanoke assault defense attorney Robert F. Rider at 540-685-0075 or email him. He provides a free initial consultation in which he can answer many of your questions about the charges you face and the legal options you have.