Assault & battery

An assault can alter the course of your life forever.
We can help you get things back on track.

One unexpected occurrence, such as a provoked altercation that involves the inflection of threat of physical force, can alter the course of your life forever. At Bracken Lamberton, we understand such a charge’s seriousness and provide an expert assault and battery defense when the needs arise. Our attorneys are passionate about providing clients with the best legal representation entitled to you under the Constitution.

If you have been accused of assault and battery, you need a skilled and dedicated attorney by your side. You want an attorney representing you who has experience successfully handling an assault and battery defense and one that will not be intimidated by the state. We encourage you to contact our office immediately for a free, no-obligation case consultation. After listening to your story, we will give you our case assessment and work with you for the best possible outcome we decide to move forward with the matter.

Understanding Assault and Battery Defense

Assault and battery charges are an extremely serious matter that requires a skilled and experienced attorney’s immediate attention.

Even though we often see them together, assault and battery are two different crimes.

Assault is considered a threat or action that puts an individual in immediate fear of non-consensual touching. It does not need to include physical contact. Defense of assault charges can include defense of others, defense of property, or self-defense.

Battery is considered an intentional harmful or offensive act that involves touching another person without their permission. When the contact is accidental, even if it is severe, it is never defined as battery. A charge of battery can be given even if the person harmed does not require any medical treatment.

Assault and battery changes can include a range of different situations and scenarios. Still, with such a charge, it must entail an act of threatening and making unwanted physical contact with another individual.

Examples of common situations that result in assault and/or battery charges include:

  • Road rage
  • Domestic violence
  • Bar fights
  • Harassing phone calls
  • Disturbing the peace
  • Intentional hit and runs
  • Threatening statements
  • Sexual assault
  • Other confrontations that are usually fueled by alcohol

Consequences of an Assault and Battery Conviction

Assault and battery are classified as a violent crime. As such, sentences resulting from a conviction can be harsh. It is possible that a first-time offense MIGHT not result in jail time, yet the majority of all convictions include a jail sentence.

If you are convicted, the length of your sentence will depend on several factors that the court considers, including:

  • Specific laws for your jurisdiction
  • Your past criminal history
  • Severity of the crime
  • How well you a represented in court

No ethical attorney can ever promise you a specific outcome but having an expert assault and battery defense gives you the best chance of a positive outcome.

Depending on all the considered factors and any additional charges, an assault and battery conviction could result in:

  • Large monitory fines
  • Varying jail sentences or imprisonment
  • Lengthy probation periods
  • Forfeiture of certain civil rights
  • Loss of assets and property
  • Possible civil suit
  • Community service

If a weapon was involved in the situation, the charge can then be upgraded to aggravated assault. Even without a weapon’s involvement, if you are convicted of assault or battery, you will have a criminal record that will likely follow you for the rest of your life. Not matter if you feel that the situation that resulted in the charge was minor, a conviction could result in either a misdemeanor or felony conviction.  Once such a charge is on your permanent record, your life will become more complicated moving forward.

Assault and Battery Defense

If you, a close family member or a loved one is charged with the crime of assault and battery, you will want a legal representation of a dedicated, experienced, and knowledgeable attorney. You will need a expert lawyer by your side who will advise you of all your legal rights, completely investigate and analyze all the evidence that there is against you, carefully review all the actions of law enforcement, determine the best defense for you, and then aggressively represent your best interests with every possible resource available.

At Bracken Lamberton, we are extremely detailed with investigating evidence and facts of a case. In so doing, we maintain due diligence with our efforts to provide all of our clients with the highest possible standard of legal representation.

When we provide your assault and battery defense, we will fight aggressively to ensure that all of your legal rights are protected. We will also attempt to successfully resolve the situation by obtaining the best possible outcome on your behalf. Our attorneys will:

  • Negotiate to have charges reduced
  • Negotiate to have charged dismissed or dropped altogether
  • When available, negotiate for a diversion program
  • Negotiate for probation as opposed to prison or jail time
  • If a trial is unavoidable, we will do all we can to defend your legal rights

Regardless of the legal strategy used, you need a fierce advocate who will defend your freedom and your life. By Constitutional right, you are to be presumed innocent and to have the best legal representation possible.

Experience Matters

At Bracken Lamberton, we have stood beside clients facing assault and battery charges. Our experience, skills and knowledge have allowed us to get the best outcomes for our clients. If we are involved in the case early enough in the process, we have even been able to prevent charges from being filed.

If you, a loved one or a family member requires an experienced assault and battery defense, we urge you to contact us for a no obligation, complimentary case evaluation. We will listen to your story and, if possible, be a fierce advocate for you with the prosecution and in court. Our outstanding record in obtaining the best possible outcomes for our clients ensures that we will provide a formidable defense on your behalf. We understand that a violent crime charge going onto your record can have devastating consequences for you and your family for the rest of your life. As such, we encourage you to contact us as soon as possible to get your assault and battery defense strategy in motion.

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