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Assault and battery are charged together and involve using the threat or intimidation of harm and an actual attempt to physically harm another person. They may also be charged in addition to other crimes, such as if threat and force are used while carrying out a theft crime. While there are many degrees of each of these crimes and the charges vary, it is important you speak with Attorney Jesse Adams right away. If you have been arrested for assault and battery, the time to act is now.

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Defend Against Assault and Battery Charges in Massachusetts

When you have been accused of a violent crime such as assault and battery, it can be difficult to prove your innocence on your own. During your arrest, you may be pressured to answer questions or plead guilty. It is important that you remain silent and ask to speak with your attorney.

Charges of a violent nature are not taken lightly, and you could be facing time in jail or prison, in addition to an assortment of other penalties. You would also have a permanent criminal record if you were to be convicted. At Jesse Adams Law Firm LLC, our priority is to help you avoid a conviction and the consequences that are typically associated with assault and battery.

There are many types of assault and battery, including:

  • Assault
  • Assault and battery
  • Assault and battery with a dangerous weapon
  • Assault and battery causing serious bodily injury
  • Aggravated assault and battery
  • Assault and battery on a police officer
  • Domestic assault and domestic assault and battery

Understanding Assault and Battery Laws in MA

Assault and battery are two separate crimes in Massachusetts, and they are often charged together. Here's a brief overview of the definitions of assault and battery in Massachusetts:

  • Assault: In Massachusetts, assault is defined as an intentional act that causes another person to fear that they are about to be physically harmed. The fear must be reasonable, and the person committing the act must have the ability to carry out the threat. Assault can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the severity of the threat and whether a weapon was involved.
  • Battery: Battery is defined as any intentional and unjustified physical contact with another person. The contact does not have to cause injury, but it must be offensive or harmful. Like assault, battery can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the severity of the contact and whether a weapon was involved.

In Massachusetts, assault and battery charges are often brought together, and they are commonly referred to as "assault and battery" charges. A person can be charged with assault and battery even if no actual physical harm was inflicted on the victim. The severity of the charges will depend on the specific circumstances of the incident, including the degree of harm caused to the victim and whether a weapon was involved.

Legal Guidance for Assault and Battery Charges

It's important to note that this is just a general overview of the definitions of assault and battery in Massachusetts. If you have been charged with assault and/or battery, it's important to seek the advice of an experienced criminal defense attorney who can help you understand the charges and your legal options.

Hire Jesse Adams, a Devoted Criminal Defense Attorney

Jesse Adams has the resources and dedication to work with you to fight your charges. He even offers free consultations to give you the opportunity to discuss your options.

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