Offenses of violence against others are interpreted very seriously in the eyes of the law. Intending to harm, or threatening another with violence, even when physical contact does not take place, can lead to a charge of Assault. By definition, Battery is any physical contact or willful, unlawful touch that is harmful or offensive – no matter how slight.
The severity of an incident will determine whether an assault or assault and battery charge will be considered as a misdemeanor or a felony. In either case, it’s important to understand that bodily injury does not have to take place in order to be charged with assault & battery.
Whether filed by the district attorney’s office as a misdemeanor or a felony, assault and battery convictions can entail serious potential penalties, including imprisonment and hefty fines. If you’ve been charged with alleged assault and battery, get the best representation you can. Talk to a lawyer at ESTELLE & KENNEDY, APLC about your case. We have over 20 years of experience in achieving exceptional outcomes for our clients.
We start with thorough investigation of the facts, working to help you understand the charges filed against you, then determine the best approach in assembling your case to provide a sound defense to shield your legal rights.
The lawyers of the ESTELLE & KENNEDY, APLC legal team have earned our reputation for success in proceedings and at trial, obtaining favorable verdicts for our clients in both federal and state courts.
You’re innocent until proven guilty. If you’re navigating the criminal justice system, your best chance to protect your future is to let your ESTELLE & KENNEDY, APLC lawyer aggressively defend you, ensuring the best attainable results in your situation. Your future just may depend on it—depend on the ESTELLE & KENNEDY, APLC to secure the outcome that you deserve.