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Violent crimes under the Virginia code have severe consequences. Due to the seriousness of these crimes, they are often some of the more difficult cases to defend against in a court of law. They necessitate a wealth of expertise and strategy to fight. If you have been charged with a violent crime, it is crucial that you employ the services of an experienced and skilled Fairfax violent crime attorney to build a compelling defense for the best outcome possible. John Kassabian has a great deal of experience in defending clients against violent crimes charges and Kassabian & Kassabian P.L.C. will work tirelessly to defend your rights and protect your future.


To be charged with a violent crime, you must be accused of inflicting bodily harm on another person. This often happens in cases of abuse and domestic violence. Crimes such as murder, rape, robbery, malicious wounding, aggravated malicious wounding, unlawful wounding, assault with a deadly weapon, assault and battery are all considered violent crimes. Other categories of violent crimes include:

  • Murder
  • Manslaughter
  • Felony Homicide
  • Crimes by Mobs
  • Shooting, stabbing with the intent to maim or kill
  • Crimes by Gangs
  • Terrorism Offenses
  • Kidnapping
  • Abduction with Intent to Defile
  • Aggravated Malicious Wounding
  • Malicious Wounding
  • Unlawful Wounding
  • Assault & Battery
  • Domestic Assault
  • Assault & Batter on Law Enforcement Officer    
  • Robbery
  • Extortion/Other Threats
  • Criminal Sexual Assault
  • Producing Abortion or Miscarriage
  • Carjacking
  • Strangulation
  • Rape

By working with the best criminal defense lawyer available to you, you will improve your chances of having a positive outcome for your case. At Kassabian & Kassabian, P.L.C., you will work directly with an experienced violent crime attorney serving Fairfax who can help you better understand your rights and potentially improve the results of your case. Contact us for a free consultation to learn more.


Considering the many different types of violent crimes, there are wide ranges of penalties. Penalties depending on the specific crime, can vary from a short amount of jail time, to life in prison or the death penalty. Fines can range from between hundreds of dollars to thousands. Besides tough statutory penalties associated with a violent crime conviction, a conviction will impact your freedom and your future. If convicted of a violent crime you will be criminally labeled as a such.

This can result in you being unable or having a difficult time gaining employment, getting admitted to college, signing a lease, obtaining a loan, voting, obtaining a concealed handgun permit, immigration ramifications, even holding political office, etc. Being convicted of a violent crime can also tear apart families, making it difficult to obtain child custody, visitation or adopting a child. It is extremely important to find a qualified violent crime lawyer in Fairfax who is well versed and experienced in representing clients who have been charged with violent crimes. The Virginia criminal defense attorney at Kassabian & Kassabian, P.L.C. brings 25 years of experience to your case. Get in touch with us today for a free consultation where you can learn more about your rights.


First, your criminal defense attorney will look at the circumstances surrounding your arrest. We will look at all details to ensure that your constitutional rights were not violated. This means methodically investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding your case to include but not limited to:

  • Circumstances which lead to the issuance of a search warrant
  • Affidavit of arrest warrant
  • Police investigation
  • Arrest procedure
  • Search
  • Basis of stop
  • Method of seizure of evidence
  • Police body-cam recordings
  • Police dash-cam recordings
  • Police coercion
  • Supersession motions
  • Reviewing evidence
  • Independent lab analysis
  • Interrogation methods
  • Miranda violations
  • Witness motives and bias
  • Discovery motions
  • Exculpatory evidence
  • Expert witnesses
  • Effective cross examination of witnesses

We will build a strong defense. Our Virginia criminal defense lawyer will dig deep to find evidence to help your defense. The whole story isn't in the police report – there is always more to find through analyzing all facts of the case and possible witness bias. 


If you've been charged with a violent crime, assault and battery, domestic violence, or abuse; there are ways to avoid or diminish the penalties with a strong legal defense. Violent crimes are difficult to defend against, so it is necessary to have an experienced criminal defense attorney on your team. Our Fairfax violent crime attorney is experienced at both defending against and trying violent crimes cases. John Kassabian is a long-time criminal defense attorney in addition to having been a former prosecutor for Fairfax County and Prince William County. His clients directly benefit from this invaluable experience.

Don't face violent crime charges without a skilled and experienced criminal defense attorney at your side. Call John Kassabian today at (703) 750-3622.

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