Assault and battery are different but related offenses that usually go hand-in-hand and are therefore prosecuted together. Assault is any action that involves verbally threatening to injure another individual, whereas battery refers to the actual violence that takes place. Assault and battery are considered serious crimes and often carry extremely harsh penalties including hefty fines, jail time, probation, and more.
The proven attorneys at Jacoby & Meyers understand the significance of assault and battery charges and will work tirelessly to defend the legal rights and interests of those accused of such crimes. If you or someone you love is facing assault and battery charges, please don’t hesitate to contact us today for a free case evaluation with one of our skilled attorneys. We can help reduce or dismiss your charges and ensure you legal rights and interests are protected every step of the way.
Assault and Battery: Punishments and Penalties
Those who are convicted of assault and battery often face serious consequences including, but not limited to:
- Hefty fines
- Loss of certain legal rights
- Court ordered counseling and/or anger management classes
- Personal and professional consequences
Punishments and penalties may vary in severity based on a number of factors, such as prior convictions, parole or probation status, and community attitude about the crime.
How We Can Help
If you or a loved one is facing assault and battery charges, the most important thing you can do is hire a knowledgeable and aggressive criminal law attorney who can work to protect your legal rights and ensure you are not unduly punished.
At Jacoby & Meyers, we have extensive experience handling assault and battery cases and can tailor our criminal defense strategy to meet the particulars of your case. Potential assault and battery defenses may include: consent, self-defense (including defense of others or defense of property), mutual voluntary combat, prevention of a crime, actual innocence, and more. We can help reduce your charges and ensure you don’t face wrong or excessive punishment.
Please contact our criminal defense lawyers today for a complimentary consultation. Jacoby & Meyers has offices throughout the U.S.