Assault & Battery Defense Attorney in Morgantown, WV

Arrested or Charged With Assault or Battery?

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Individuals convicted of violent crimes against another person, such as assault and battery, are left with permanent repercussions that can last a very long time. Employment and housing opportunities may be forfeit, and your reputation will be stained for life regardless of whether or not you actually committed the act. If you have been arrested or charged with assault or battery, you can rely on the experienced legal defense team at Angotti & Straface Attorneys at Law L.C..

What is Assault and Battery in WV?

West Virginia law recognizes several types of assault, in addition to battery. Battery is described as intentional physical contact committed against another person that is insulting, provoking, or which results in physical harm to the victim. Assault is separately designated as an attempt to case violent injury or a threat of violence. Assault and battery are two different charges, although they are frequently listed together. Further, assault is recognized as various specific types of charges:

Sexual Assault: Any assault that is sexual in nature; Prosecuted as a felony
Simple Assault: An assault that may include minor physical harm, and which does not involve other aggravating factors or a weapon; Prosecuted as a misdemeanor
Aggravated Assault: Assault committed with the intent to cause serious physical harm; Usually prosecuted as a felony
Malicious Assault: An act of assault committed by shooting, stabbing, cutting, or wounding a person with the intent to maim, disfigure, disable, or kill the victim; Prosecuted as a felony

Exceptional Attorney for Self Defense in Morgantown


Since 1952, our law firm has provided exceptional defense for Morgantown, WV, residents charged with all types of violent crimes. Contact us immediately. Our goal is to scrutinize all of the available facts and evidence to present the best possible defense against the prosecution’s case. If you acted in self defense or in defense of a third party, your actions are unlikely to meet the criteria for an assault or battery conviction. For a free initial consultation to discuss your case, call: (304) 292-4381.