An Assault is the intentional act by one person to create fear or to actually do physical harm to someone. It can be a violent attack, either physical or verbal. Assault can also be an intentional or reckless act that causes another person to expect to be subjected to immediate and unlawful violence.
An assault is carried out by a threat of bodily harm coupled with an apparent, present ability to cause the harm. It is a crime and, therefore, may result in either criminal or civil liability.
If you have been recently charged with assault, it can be a serious charge and the proper legal representation is essential in getting this charge reduced or dismissed. Call the experienced attorneys at Gevirtz & Born today if you have been charged with assault and how we can help you successfully defend this charge.
A person may be charged with the crime of battery if he or she makes physical contact with another person intending to injure, provoke, or insult that person.
A simple battery charge can result in very steep fines and could come with a jail sentence of up to a year.
Aggravated battery may be charged if the person made physical contact with the intent to do very serious bodily harm or if the victim is a senior citizen, a pregnant woman or other special groups of victims.
A person charged with aggravated battery can face serious fines and prison time. If you have been arrested and charged with battery, it is important to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney right away. If you or someone you know has been charged with battery, call us today to see how we can help successfully defend this charge for you.