Assault and Battery
Whether it was a confrontation that got a little out-of-hand, a domestic argument that turned physical, a bar fight that broke out or an attack that involved a deadly weapon, assault and battery charges carry significant consequences.
Defined as an attempt to violently injure another person, assault can also include threats, violent injury or attempt to do violent injury.
Battery is unsolicited touching or striking of another person.
Charges can include sexual assault and battery, domestic violence, battery with injury, battery or assault on a police officer, mayhem, assault with a firearm or assault with a deadly weapon.
Consequences depend on whether the charge is considered a misdemeanor or a felony, but they can include:
- State or County jail time
- Substantial fines
- Probation and Parole
- Anger Management classes
- Criminal Record
(Be careful! Many times these crimes are recorded as a strike crime on your record. Make sure you have an adept criminal defense attorney so you know what you are being convicted of and how it may impact your sentencing as well as your record).
- Difficulty finding employment after release
- Loss of the right to own a deadly weapon
Get in touch with an experienced criminal defense and felony lawyer who can help you face your situation with honest answers and real possibilities for your case, contact the Law Offices of William R. Burgener.
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