Below you’ll find the posts at ExperiencedCriminalLawyers from the Assault category. I highly recommend you read each of them if you’re accused or charged with criminal assault.
Assault & Battery
Assault and/or Battery are common criminal charges that can result from any kind of argument or fight that gets out of hand, and the police step in.
Every state handles assault charges differently, with varying penalties and legal guidelines and terminology, but we will provide a general overview. As always, the real advice comes when you speak to an attorney who can answer your specific questions about the laws in your state and charges you face.
- Check out the Assault & Battery page for definitions and descriptions of specific charges, penalties and defense strategies.
- Aggravated Assault, or Assault with a Deadly/Dangerous Weapon is a Felony level offense.
- Battery and the more serious felony level battery offenses (Aggravated Battery) are used when a person is physically harmed or injured in the incident.
Assault and Battery Discussions
Dominique Strauss-Kahn, head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), French presidential hopeful, and accused rapist, has things a little easier than most other people facing sexual assault charges in New York. He doesn’t have to wear an orange jumpsuit or stand in line for meals at the chow hall. Instead, he’s spending his pretrial period [...]
Domestic violence laws vary dramatically from state to state. All of the laws are designed to keep the alleged victims safe and to prevent further assaults. As this article from USA Today shows, many states now have a separate law on the books strictly to cover choking in regards to domestic violence. About Connect with [...]
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Local Massachusetts DA fight for tougher assault laws involving weapons use.