While most people are familiar with the term "assault and battery", these are actually two separate crimes.
Assault occurs when an action or a threat places someone in imminent fear of a non-consensual touching. Assault does not involve physical contact. Defense of assault charges sometimes include self-defense, defense of others, and defense of property.
Battery can be defined as an intentional act of harmful or offensive touching of someone without permission. Accidental contact, no matter how severe, is not considered battery. To be charged with battery, the person(s) who was physically harmed does not have to require medical treatment.
Assault and battery crimes are very serious in nature and require a detailed and aggressive defense strategy. When charged with assault or battery, it is important to have a voice of experience on your side.
In some instances, the individual who was defending himself, another person, or property finds their self facing assault or battery charges. In this situation, our duty is to give you a voice in an effort to have the charges dropped, reduced and when necessary, to prove your innocence.
If convicted of a felony crime you may not only serve time in jail or prison, you may also lose some of your basic rights, such as the right to vote, have a passport, or work in certain professions, just to name a few.
If you require experienced legal advice and representation from a qualified Criminal Assault Defense or other Criminal Defense attorney (lawyer), please call our offices to schedule a confidential legal consultation.