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Facing Assault Charges? You Need A Strong Defense.

Being charged with assault may not seem all that big of a deal, but it is something you must take seriously. Maybe it was a bar fight fueled by alcohol or a street fight that escalated. No matter how it started, an altercation can lead to a criminal assault charge that may be on your record permanently.

I’m attorney Justin Corder, and I have over 10 years of experience helping people in bad situations find solutions. Whether you are a teen or an adult, you need experienced representation to protect your record. Contact my Harrisonburg law office today and see what I can do for you.

Helping College Students Charged With Assault

Many of my clients are young people from James Madison University (JMU). It is not unusual for college students to drink too much and get in a fight. Whether it was simple assault (the threat of violence) or battery (physical harm), it is important to get an attorney to fight the charges and limit the consequences.

If you are in college at JMU or elsewhere in Virginia, you may be facing more than a criminal charge. You may also be subject to university disciplinary proceedings. I can represent you at these hearings and explain how the outcome may affect your education and your future. You can rely on me to do everything possible to try to keep you from being expelled.

Experienced Representation For Other Assault Charges

In addition to simple assault and battery, you could face more serious charges such as:

  • Aggravated assault: the use of a firearm or other dangerous weapon/object that could (or did) cause serious injury
  • Malicious wounding: shooting, stabbing, cutting, etc. with intent to maim or kill
  • Domestic assault: violence between family members or romantic partners

A conviction for these types of assault will likely mean a jail or prison sentence. If it is a felony offense, you may lose the right to own or possess firearms if you are convicted. An assault conviction may also be revealed in a background check, causing problems for employment or housing.

Why You Need A Skilled Defense Lawyer

Any assault conviction can have serious consequences. I have the experience to investigate the incident and build a strong defense. In some cases, negotiating with the prosecutor is the right way to resolve the issue. In others, however, taking the case to trial is a better option. When I assess your case, I will determine what option may work for you. How to move forward is your decision, and we will discuss it together.

For an appointment, call Corder Law, PLLC, at 540-418-3388 today. You can also complete a brief online form.