Experienced Defense Against Malicious Wounding Charges in Northern Virginia
Malicious wounding is a Class 2 felony charged when a person maliciously shoots, stabs, cuts or wounds another person causing severe, significant and permanent injury or physical impairment, with the intent to maim, disfigure, disable or kill the other person.
There is Hope After a Drug Charge
Many people who are arrested for drug-related offenses find themselves wrapped in a downward spiral of fear, frustration and anger. With the full weight of the legal system on your shoulders, who wouldn’t be afraid?
All is not lost, however. If you have been charged with a drug crime in Virginia, you have several defense options that may limit the harm caused by a conviction. These defense options include:
Maliciously or unlawfully
Maliciously is acting intentionally, without provocation. Unlawfully means intentionally committing a wrongful act with provocation but without justification or excuse.
Intent to maim, disable, disfigure or kill
Having the intent to cause a permanent condition as opposed to an accident, negligence or recklessness. The intent is the key element, not whether a permanent injury resulted.
Wounding and causing bodily injury
Is breaking the skin using any means or causing bodily harm including permanent, soft-tissue injuries.
It is only relevant that someone is injured. It does not matter whether the person injured was specifically targeted or not.
Whether you’ve been arrested for first-time malicious wounding or for a repeat offense, we explore every available legal strategy to help you pursue the most favorable resolutions possible. We will work to expertly negotiate a plea if it is in your best interest. If not, we will not hesitate to take your case to trial to achieve justice.
Call for an Appointment With Our Malicious Wounding Defense Attorneys
The Law Office of Faraji A. Rosenthall is committed to defending your right to an effective defense against malicious wounding charges. During your initial consultation, you’ll meet with an attorney to review your case and learn more about your defense options. We’ll explain how the process works and how we can help you.