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Assault encompasses a myriad of scenarios, generally defined as any attempt to instigate harmful or unwelcome contact toward someone else.

Regardless of whether it’s viewed as a minor or major offense, consequences can be steep, potentially including time behind bars and substantial fines. If you’re facing assault charges, securing a knowledgeable West Virginia criminal lawyer specializing in assault and battery is crucial.

Reach out at (304) 381-3656 for a conversation with our team at Mountaineer Law Group immediately.


The spectrum of assault accusations can cover:

  • Non-aggravated assault
  • Severe assault
  • Minor misdemeanor assault
  • Combined assault and battery


Traditionally regarded as a non-aggravated assault, this violation involves an attempt to initiate harmful or offending contact with an individual. This can result in prosecution as a minor or major crime, leading to serious repercussions, including incarceration and substantial monetary penalties.


Severe assault, or aggravated assault, constitutes an attack that incorporates a lethal weapon or a conscious decision to commit murder, sexual assault, or theft. This is prosecutable as a major felony offense, attracting grave consequences such as extended prison sentences and hefty fines.


Assault and battery, while often prosecuted concurrently, are distinct offenses. Assault refers to the attempt to cause harm or offense to another. In contrast, battery is the actual infliction of harm or offensive contact. Both offenses can escalate to minor or major charges.

Penalties that follow a conviction for assault may encompass:

  • Monetary penalties
  • Supervised probation
  • Mandated community service
  • Incarceration
  • Reparations to the victim


Given its broad scope, assault can manifest in numerous forms and thus be charged in various manners as per the circumstances. Typically, prosecutors must establish that the accused person made a concerted effort to inflict harm or undesired contact. This might also involve showing intent on the accused’s part. For instance, accidentally jostling someone while navigating a crowded sidewalk does not constitute an intent to cause offense. Conversely, causing harm unintentionally but then not making amends could lead to assault charges.

Facing Assault Charges? We Can Help

Dealing with assault charges can be overwhelming, but you don’t have to face them alone. At the Mountaineer Law Group, we bring a wealth of experience to the table, ready to defend your case with zeal.

Contact us day or night at Mountaineer Law Group for your no-cost preliminary discussion. We’re ready to provide the guidance and support you need, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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