The criminal offenses of assault and battery occur when a person willfully inflicts bodily injury, resulting in a traumatic condition, upon another. Charges for these types of offenses can range from misdemeanor to felony, depending on the particular circumstances of each case.
Often, several defenses are available to the accused, such as:lack of intent (i.e. an accident), self defense, defense of others, or defense of property. In many cases mitigating circumstances exist which may reduce, or even negate criminal culpability. If you have been arrested for any criminal offense, contact an attorney competent in the area of criminal defense immediately to protect your rights. If you would like to receive a consultation with a assault and battery attorney click here.
Consult an assault and battery lawyer