How do you file assault charges in Virginia?
One way to file assault charges in the state of Virginia is to have police officer come to your home. A person can also visit the local courthouse and press charges there.
They can try. Without your cooperation it may not get far. Added: FIrst of all, INDIVIDUALS can NOT PRESS CHARGES! They can only file complaints with law enforcement. Then the prosecutor's office PRESSES charges. It may also depend greatly on just what type of "Assault" the question is referring to. (SIMPLE Assault - ASSAULT and Battery - SEXUAL Assault???)
You can never file assault charges. Criminal charges can only be filed by the prosecuting attorney. You can report the crime to the police any time you want. Whether or not it will be prosecuted depends on whether there is sufficient evidence to prosecute. The longer you wait, the less likely sufficient evidence will be available.