Defending Clients Against Assault Charges in Northern Virginia

The Law Office of Faraji A. Rosenthall has zealously represented clients facing assault charges for nearly 10 years. Clients in the Northern Virginia area have relied on us for help because of our knowledge of the law and our experience practicing in local courts.

Handling All Manner of Assault Charges in Virginia

We are well respected by judges and prosecutors. This allows us to better defend our clients against all levels of assault charges, including:

Simple Assault

Simple assault is merely threatening to inflict physical harm, even if you never touch the other person.

Domestic Assault & Battery

When a family member is a victim of assault and battery, prosecutors charge the crime under a separate provision of the Virginia Code, domestic assault.

Assault based on Race

Threatening to harm someone because of his or her race, religion, color, or national origin is charged as an assault based on race.

Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer

This includes not only assault on law enforcement officers, but assault on the following government employees while they are performing their official duties:

  • Judge or magistrate
  • Correctional officer
  • Firefighters / Emergency Medical Services
  • Employees of the Deparments: Corrections, Juvenile Justice, Behavioral Health, Developmental Services

Assault & Battery

Assault and battery is a harmful or offensive touching, making physical contact, with another person. Contact mustbe without justification or excuse and done in an angry, rude, vengeful or insulting way. It does not need to cause any injury.

Felony Assault

Assaults that can be charged as felonies include hate crimes, domestic violence and assaults against certain government employees. The level of harm to another person and the victim’s status determine whether an assault is elevated to felony level.

Assault by firearm

This is any type of assault, from simple to aggravated, that involves a firearm. The firearm need not be operable.


This is a distinct assault charge in Virginia and involves impeding the blood circulation or respiration of an alleged victim due to applying pressure to that victim’s neck.

How Experienced Legal Representation Can Help You

Assault is a serious charge that carries severe penalties even at the misdemeanor level. Don’t leave your future to chance or risk losing your livelihood and reputation. By working with an experienced criminal defense attorney, you have a much better chance of getting the charges reduced, obtaining a favorable plea bargain or not being convicted at trial or being convicted of a lesser charge, or a lighter sentence. We will discuss all your options and explain the risks inherent in each of them.

Get the Help You Need to Protect Your Rights

If you are charged with a misdemeanor or felony-level assault or battery, The Law Office of Faraji A. Rosenthall offers experienced and aggressive defense representation to clients in Northern Virginia. We can help you understand your legal options and protect your rights throughout the process.

Contact us today to set up your free consultation call 703-934-0101