Assault is the unlawful and intentional threatening of another person to harm them or commit an act of violent against them. The alleged perpetrator must have the ability to carry out an act which would put the alleged victim in a state of fear.
Battery, on the other hand, involves committing an actual act of violence towards someone with the intention of harming them. These crimes are often charged together, as assault and battery. At Phil Baker P.C., we offer sound advice and representation for clients who have been accused of this crime.
Depending on the level of harm which was allegedly committed, you could be facing either a misdemeanor or felony charge. Assault on its own is typically charged as a misdemeanor, but if there are other factors involved it can be bumped up to aggravated assault, which is a felony. Simple battery can be charged as a misdemeanor, while felony battery is a much more serious offense.
With more than 20 years of experience, our firm has a proven track record of success in criminal defense cases. Our La Grange criminal defense attorney has handled many cases involving assault and battery charges. We know the best ways to approach accusations of this nature, whether it be proving false allegations or self-defense. Our priority is to keep you out of jail and to ensure your rights and name are protected.
Are you interested in a free case evaluation to discuss your options and learn how our firm can help? Contact a La Grange assault and battery defense attorney today at (979) 968-3783.