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Standing up to Charges for Violent Crimes

A conviction for a violent crime can impact your life for a long time to come. It could result in a lengthy period of incarceration, not to mention a serious conviction on your criminal record that could follow you for life. Your freedom, future, and reputation are at stake when you are charged with a violent crime.

Joshua Ellis will fight to prevent the far-reaching toll of a conviction. He knows how to build a strong defense against these serious charges in Virginia. You can turn to him for help with:

  • Assault and battery
  • Assault of a law enforcement officer
  • Domestic assault
  • Robbery
  • Malicious wounding
  • Strangulation
  • Voluntary and involuntary manslaughter
  • Murder
  • Sexual assault
No matter which charges you are facing, you can count on Joshua to fight for you. He is committed to treating your case with the care and diligence that it deserves, and helping you to mount the strongest possible defense.

Penalties for Violent Crimes

The range of possible penalties will depend on how serious the charge is. On the lower end of the spectrum, simple assault and battery is a misdemeanor that is punishable by up to 12 months in jail. The same is true of domestic assault. If the assault is committed against certain classes of people, it can come with heightened penalties. Assaults against law enforcement officers, for instance, are felonies in Virginia. Assaults and batteries targeting people for their race, religious conviction, gender, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, color, or national origin are likewise considered more serious and convictions for such crimes carry heightened penalties.

Whenever significant physical damage is alleged, you could be facing a felony unlawful wounding or malicious wounding charge. These felonies can carry hefty sentences rivaling or even surpassing some sentences for certain murder charges.

If you are facing a charge for violent crime, please reach out for a free consultation. Joshua can help you identify the strongest grounds for challenging the charge.

You Do Not Have to Fight Your Case Alone

Learn more about enlisting Joshua Ellis in your legal defense. Call 804-608-5099 or reach out online to request your free consultation. He represents clients throughout the Richmond area and beyond.