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Woman faces criminal charges after alleged assault

People will frequently get into arguments in Manassas. Sometimes these arguments escalate to the degree where somebody commits violence. This can lead to criminal allegations, an arrest, and the possibility of various penalties should there be a conviction. Some of these incidents will be unusual with people going to extreme lengths and committing serious assault. If this happens with a motor vehicle being used as a weapon, it can be a major problem not just for the victim, but for the person accused of committing the act. Having legal advice is vital for those who find themselves in this situation, as is the case in one recent incident.

There, a dispute between a man and a woman allegedly led to the woman attempting to run him over with a vehicle. Law enforcement was called in the mid-afternoon at around 2 p.m. They were told that an assault had taken place. According to the investigation, the 20-year-old woman had an argument with a 26-year-old man. Reports allege that the disagreement rose in intensity to the point where she hit him with her vehicle and then fled. She was later arrested on charges of hit-and-run and attempted malicious wounding, among other allegations. The man had minor injuries. The investigating is ongoing.

For people who are charged with assault, it is imperative to remember that they can face jail time, fines, and other serious penalties. These penalties can have a negative impact on every aspect of a person's life. If, for example, they have children and are seeking custody, a conviction for assault can be used against them in a family law proceeding. Being able to get certain jobs or get into schools can be prevented by an assault conviction, too. Fortunately, there are ways to craft a defense. Even in cases where the evidence seems clear-cut, there will be two sides to the story. If the person can explain their actions, it could benefit the case. Perhaps a plea bargain or an outright acquittal can be obtained through the utilization of a strong criminal defense strategy.

Assault charges are always serious. When the assault is committed with a motor vehicle, it is likely that law enforcement and prosecutors will seek the harshest possible penalties. Adding a hit-and-run into the equation makes matters even worse. Having legal assistance from a lawyer who has a history of helping people confronted with a wide range of criminal charges is essential from the start for those who want to increase their chances of reaching the best outcome possible under the circumstances.

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