In order to be charged with assault, you don't even have to throw a punch. All it takes is being accused of threatening violence to someone, such as raising a fist, and you could be charged with a violent crime. If a physical attack is committed after the threat, however, then this becomes a charge of assault and battery. These charges can carry prison sentences and be complicated cases. Whatever the difficulties of your particular charges, Miller Law Group, P.C. is up for the challenge.
What You're Up Against: Penalties for Assault & Battery
A conviction for assault and battery could mean up to 2 years and a $1,000 fine, and that's without any prior convictions on your record, and no sentencing enhancements. If someone was seriously injured in the altercation, then sentencing could go up to 5 years in prison and a $5,000 fine. Aggravating factors that could increase any of those sentences could include assault on a disabled person, elderly person, pregnant woman, or a minor under the age of 14 years old.
If the case involved relatives, cohabitants, co-parents, or other such relationships, then this becomes a case of domestic assault and battery. This also means that unlike with other assault and battery charges, the prosecutor cannot choose to drop charges themselves. Only the alleged victim can do that.
Call Our Southborough Assault & Battery Attorneys Today
In every case we take on, Miller Law Group, P.C. works as a team. During the week, our attorneys take turns discussing the cases they're working on, and everyone pitches in ideas and advice to help each other craft the best strategies possible. Our firm also understands the inner workings of local courthouses and how to cater cases to the different judges and prosecutors on a case. When you work with our assault and battery lawyers, you gain the insight and resources of our nearly 100 years of combined legal experience. We can do more than level the playing field for you; we can give you an edge.
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