Assault & Battery is committed when a person either attempts to hurt another person or performs an act which places another individual in reasonable fear of receiving violent injury. If you physically touch somebody to insult or provoke them; or purposely cause harm you could be charged with simple battery. Furthermore if you deliberately harm someone and deprive them of the use of a body part or seriously disfigure them you have committed aggravated battery. At Schwartz Goldstone & Campisi, LLP, we will work hard to ensure that your legal rights and interests are protected.
Assault & Battery may be any of the following crimes against a person::
- Simple Assault
- Aggravated Assault
- Assault with intent to commit crime
- Simple Battery
- Aggravated Battery
- Disorderly Conduct
- Domestic Violence
Assault with the intent to murder, rape, or rob someone with a deadly weapon or object that could or does cause serious harm is considered aggravated assault and carries a one to twenty-year prison sentence. There are often underlying causes, such as being intoxicated, acting in self-defense, or coming to the aid of another that are involved in these cases that may warrant a plea negotiation or dismissal of the charges.