Speak with a proven Prince William County Malicious Wounding Attorney
At the Flynn Law Firm, we recognize how serious Malicious charges can affect one’s livelihood. Whether you are charged with unlawful wounding, malicious wounding, or aggravated malicious wounding, these charges are very serious, and you need an attorney that will fight for you! In addition to potential jail time, these charges can cause problems with employers, and school. Many of these charges also carry serious collateral consequences, such as the loss of a security clearance, the right to vote or possess a firearm, and/or very serious immigration consequences. You need a proven Prince William County Malicious Wounding Attorney to fight for you, so that you and your loved ones can rest knowing that you are in good hands!
Similar to Assault and Battery, Malicious Wounding is a charge whose severity relies upon the intent of the alleged perpetrator and the nature and severity of the injuries to the alleged victim. A Malicious Wounding occurs when someone acts with malice to injure someone else, and their intent at the time of the act was to kill, disfigure, maim or disable. This is a Class 3 Felony, which is a very serious crime, with very serious consequences.
In order to find one guilty, a Virginia prosecutor will have to prove beyond all reasonable doubt that the person was acting maliciously and with the required intent. Both of these can be proven with circumstantial evidence of the conduct surrounding the offense. The difference between Malicious Wounding and Unlawful Wounding is that Unlawful Wounding is done without malice. Whereasthe difference between Malicious Wounding and Aggravated Malicious Wounding contemplates the degree of injury to the alleged victim. Likewise, the difference Unlawful Wounding and Assault and Battery (a misdemeanor) also depends on the nature of the alleged injury.
Aggravated Malicious Wounding is a Class 2 Felony, Malicious Wounding is a Class 3 Felony, and Unlawful Wounding is a Class 6 Felony. These are very serious crimes, and carry very severe consequences if you are found guilty. You need an experienced attorney who will fight for you. If you or someone you care about has been charged in Prince William County for unlawful wounding, malicious wounding, aggravated malicious wounding or any other assault-related offense, contact the Flynn Law Firm for a free consultation. We are an African American law firm with 8 years of experience with malicious wounding cases in Prince William County. These charges are serious, you deserve to be represented by an attorney that you trust and that will fight for you to the very end. Give us a call today for a free consultation.