Assault & Battery
Assault and Battery in Massachusetts comes in many different forms. It can be a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the facts. It seems to be a common misconception that an assault and battery can only involve an attack in which one person is trying to hurt another. To the contrary a simple assault and battery can be as simple as an intentional touching of another person without that person consent. Additionally, reckless conduct that results in injury can also be charged as an assault and battery.
However, more serious forms of Assault & Battery Charges in Massachusetts include:
- Aggravated Assault and Battery
- Assault and Battery on a Disabled Person or Person over 60
- Assault and Battery on a Police Office or Public Employee
- Indecent Assault and Battery
- Assault and Battery to Collect a Loan
- Assault and Battery on a Pregnant Woman
- Assault and Battery Causing Serious Injury
- Assault & Battery Upon a Child
- Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon
- Assault to Rape, Rob or Murder
- Attempted Murder
The Potential Penalties can run from probation to life in prison. However, the law does provide several defenses to the crime of assault and battery. Among the possible defenses to assault and battery is the defense of accident, self-defense and defense of another. If you find yourself charged with any form of assault and battery engage a criminal defense attorney early. Call today to get the experience you need and deserve. Initial consultations are free.
David Newton, Esq.