Defending Clients Facing Domestic Violence Or Assault Charges

The phrases assault and battery and domestic violence conjure up negative associations of dangerous criminals. But in real life, most individuals charged with these crimes are ordinary people who did something uncharacteristic of them, were driven over the edge of control, or were falsely accused on trumped-up charges.

Our typical clients are local residents and out-of-towners who were involved in an incident at home, at a hotel, on the job or in a bar. It is shocking to be charged with these crimes, and most accused people are scared to death of losing everything — their family, their reputation, their freedom.

We can fight the charges or limit the damage
Our lawyers have defended clients in the Tidewater area, northern Virginia and statewide on domestic violence and assault charges. Call 757-453-7674 or 800-588-8130 for a free in-office consultation. — Experienced Criminal Defense Attorneys

Our legal team has many years of experience with domestic violence and assault charges, dating back to Timothy Quick's time as a prosecutor for the city of Virginia Beach. We have successfully defended hundreds of people from Virginia and from all over the U.S., in the wake of physical altercations, injuries and criminal charges.

Very often, the accused is arrested because police are required to arrest someone. And the true story of what occurred is usually too complicated to fit into a police report. Our role is make sure that the rest of the story is told, to convince the prosecuting attorney to dismiss or reduce the charges, or to convince a jury to acquit our client at trial.

The Importance Of Skilled Representation

The charges may vary, from breaching the peace or disorderly conduct to domestic violence or assault and battery. The punishment varies as well, but a conviction often results in heavy fines and even time behind bars, especially if there are serious injuries or prior convictions.

That's why it is essential to hire an attorney who knows the local courts, who knows state law, and has a successful track record of changing the outcome. When the government has a strong case, we are often able to successfully petition for less severe punishment — such as tprobation, anger management counseling, treatment for substance abuse, or community service — in lieu of jail or prison.

We also make every effort to avoid a felony record, which results in loss of voting rights, gun rights and other liberties, and creates barriers for employment, housing, borrowing or college entrance.

Contact Us Today

If you have been charged with domestic violence or any violent crime, contact us today to speak with one of our lawyers. The law firm of Timothy J. Quick, P.C. ( has office locations in Virginia Beach, Hampton and Manassas.