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Malicious Wounding Charges in Virginia

Former JAG Officer in Hampton Roads Defending You against Malicious Wounding Charges

Malicious wounding is a Class 3 felony, carrying penalties of 5 to 20 years imprisonment and a fine up to $100,000, or both. It is charged for the act of:

  • shooting
  • stabbing
  • cutting
  • wounding
  • causing bodily injury with the intent to maim, injure, disfigure, disable, or kill

If you are facing these charges, you need a criminal defense attorney who will stop at nothing to defend you and to obtain the best possible result in your case. At the Law Office of Shawn M Cline, PC, we are proud to offer outstanding criminal defense against a wide range of charges, including violent crimes.

Our founding attorney is a former officer with the Judge Advocate General's Corps who knows exactly what it takes to win a case. We will conduct a thorough investigation of your case to ensure that your rights were not infringed upon and develop a personalized, unique strategy geared for success.

Hampton Roads Malicious Wounding: Aggressive Defense

The prosecution must prove 3 things in a malicious wounding case:

  1. That the accused shot, stabbed, cut, wounded, or caused bodily harm to someone;
  2. That the defendant had the intention of maiming, injuring, disfiguring, disabling, or killing the other person;
  3. That the act was committed with malice.

If the wound inflicted is permanent, disfiguring, or severe, the charge becomes aggravated malicious wounding, with even more serious penalties. Without the presence of malice, the charge would be unlawful wounding, which carries less severe penalties. Malice refers to the state of mind at the time the act was committed.

If the defendant was in control of his or her reason and not provoked to act in the heat of passion, then the act was assumed to have been done with malice. Get a seasoned Hampton Roads criminal defense lawyer on your side who will aggressively defend your case.

Contact us for outstanding criminal defense against malicious wounding charges.