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Both ‘battery’ and ‘assault’ are legal terms which describe the type of conduct which can lead to criminal and civil liability

Dealing with assault and battery charges – Can a lawyer help you?

Both ‘battery’ and ‘assault’ are legal terms which describe the type of conduct which can lead to criminal and civil liability

Dealing with assault and battery charges – Can a lawyer help you?
Both ‘battery’ and ‘assault’ are legal terms which describe the type of conduct which can lead to criminal and civil liability. Suppose you walk amidst a crowd and you suddenly make an incidental contact with a person which is called ‘bumping into someone’ this won’t lead to a case of battery but when you push that person intentionally in the same crowd, this will make it a charge of ‘battery’.

An assault is viewed as a civil or criminal wrong and it is defined as a purposeful conduct which places another person in the fear of harmful contact. It is said that an assault can be committed even when the contact doesn’t actually occur. It is, in other words, the intentional creation of the fear of contact which arises criminal or civil liability. The assault and battery lawyers are there to help you deal with such cases.

Are you accused of assault and battery? What should you do?

Well, the penalties of the charges will entirely depend on whether or not you’re charged with the normal assault or battery or when you’re charged with aggravated battery or assault. In short, it will depend on the extent of harm which was inflicted on the victim of the case. In case the harm caused to the victim lead to a harmful injury or if it can be proved that the person had an intention to kill the victim, he can be levied a harsher sentence and penalty.

While there are assault and battery attorneys who can help you in dealing with such cases, you have to remain aware of the upshots of such criminal conviction. The following could happen to you:

·         It could be there on your life record forever

·         Probation or parole

·         Noteworthy fines and penalties

·         Imprisonment

·         Classes of anger management

·         Loss of right to own firearms

How to defend yourself against an assault and battery charge?

Did you know that the defendants who are charged with assault and battery are liable to claim self-defense? This could be possible in case the defendant wasn’t the main aggressor and when he was defending either himself or another person from the attack. In fact, he has to prove that he actually believed to remain under the imminent attack and that there was certain instant action to be taken. Few other ways of defense can entail:

·         Defense of others

·         Provocation

·         Property defense

·         Lack of intention

·         Innocence that you didn’t do it

·         Lack of mental ability

Getting in touch with an assault and battery lawyer

In the instance when you’re accused of assault and battery charge, you have full rights to speak with a criminal defense lawyer who can tell you more regarding your defenses, your rights and also educate you on the complexities of the legal system.

Make sure you hire a lawyer who has your best interests in mind and who will take an extra step from protecting you against all these charges

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