Assault and Battery

If you've been charged with assault or battery, you're undoubtedly concerned about your upcoming trial, possible conviction and future livelihood. In the days ahead, it’s absolutely critical that you consult with a criminal defense attorney who can help you navigate the complex legal system and create a strong defense strategy on your behalf.

Whether the charge brought against you is due to misunderstanding, exaggeration or you were simply protecting yourself from the original aggressor, we will make certain these facts are brought to light and you are afforded a fair and just trial.

Felony Aggravated Assault and Battery

Aggravated assault and battery, on the other hand, is categorized as a felony and carries a much more severe potential penalty. This type crime either involves the use of a deadly weapon to injure another person or occurs under a set of facts revealing the defendant’s alleged extreme indifference to the value of human life, resulting in bodily injury to another person.

Defenses to Assault and Battery

The law recognizes several defenses to the crime of assault and battery, the most well-known being self-defense. As you discuss the facts of your case with us, it is vital to include all facts of the incident which may have given rise to your need to defend yourself. We  may argue on your behalf that the "victim" was the actual aggressor and you were lawfully protecting yourself from bodily injury. Another defense, known as defense of others, may be applicable if you were protecting a third person from the threat or imposition of bodily injury. Lastly, if the facts suggest you and your accuser were engaged in some sort of consensual activity, such as boxing or an athletic event, your criminal defense attorney may be able to argue the defense of consent.

Contact an Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney Today

The crimes of assault and battery carry potential felony convictions and lengthy jail sentences. If you are in need of thorough and zealous legal advocates to handle your case, contact our criminal defense law firm firm today for a consultation.

 



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