Assault & Battery
Assault is a frequently occurring crime throughout Massachusetts, as is battery. If you have been charged with either or both of these offenses, we highly recommend you seek representation from an experienced criminal defense attorney. When a person threatens to use physical force upon another person, they can be charged with assault, even if no physical contact was made. Unlike assault, which only entails the threat of force, battery involves actual physical contact with the victim. This may include behaviors like pushing, shoving, punching, pulling at clothing, or punching another. If physical contact is made between the suspect and the victim, even if it is only with clothing or some other object attached to their body, battery charges can still apply.
If someone commits any of the following actions, they can be charged with either assault or battery, and in some cases both charges may apply:
- Attempting to strike or actually striking another person
- Acting in a threatening manner, or putting another in fear of immediate harm
- Attempting to or causing severe injury to another person
- Causing injury through use of a deadly weapon
Assault & Battery Defense Lawyer Servicing Boston, Massachusetts
When handling violent charges like assault and battery, violent crime attorney Thomas A. Brant will take the time to thoroughly examine all aspects of your case in order to find the most effective defense possible. Police records, witness testimony, and pertinent evidence will be gathered and evaluated and the more time your lawyer has to do this, the better off you will be. Some clients hesitate to contact legal representatives after first receiving charges, and this can hinder the progress of the case. Having a lawyer to immediately begin working on your case will be very important to having your assault & battery charges reduced or dismissed. Contact Thomas A. Brant today to discuss your assault & battery charges!