If you have been accused of assault and battery, it is vital that you speak with an attorney before giving a statement to the police. These are serious charges that can follow you to your next job, school or landlord. Our team at DeJean Law Office will build an assertive defense that can help you get your life back on track.
While assault and battery are often linked, the term “assault” implies that you threatened to harm someone, while the term “battery” is the intentional use of force or violence upon the person of another. There are several types of these kinds of charges, including:
- *Aggravated battery
- *Aggravated second degree battery
- *Aggravated assault
- Second degree battery
- Battery of a police officer
- Battery of a school teacher
- Battery of a school or recreation athletic contest official
- Battery of a correctional facility employer
- Battery of a bus operator
- Disarming of a peace officer
- Simple battery
*Aggravated battery, aggravated second degree battery and aggravated assault are considered “Crimes of Violence” due to the use, attempted use or threatened use of physical force against the alleged victim. Such charges carry much harsher penalties, including maximum sentence provisions.
In today’s society, people live under constant stress on roadways, in athletic events, in job settings and in other parts of society where tempers can flare. If you have been accused or wrongly accused of an assault or battery charge, call our office immediately. We understand how to build the right defense that will help you get beyond this incident and rebuild your life and relationships.