Atlanta Assault & Battery Lawyers
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Assault is a separate charge from battery, but assault and battery are often charged together. While the term "assault and battery" is commonly referred to address an act of violence against another person, you can be charged with assault alone or in conjunction with battery. Whether you have been charged with assault or battery, it is important that you retain representation as soon as possible after an arrest. Without the representation of an attorney, you could be facing jail or prison time, probation, fines, restraining orders and risk having your charges escalated to a more serious offense.
Simple Assault is a misdemeanor charge of attempting to commit a crime of violence against another person, like throwing a punch at someone that does not make contact. Aggravated assault is a felony that occurs when someone commits an assault that involves a handgun, a deadly weapon, an object which can cause serious injury or death (like a car), or strangulation.
Battery is a misdemeanor charge of making unwanted physical contact with another person, like a slap or a punch. Aggravated battery is a felony that occurs when a person is seriously or permanently injured from unwanted physical contact, like knocking out someone’s teeth.
The attorneys at Ross & Pines are able to defend you whether you have been charged with misdemeanor simple assault or battery or felony aggravated assault or aggravated battery. We will thoroughly investigate your case, file a motion for immunity if you were acting in self-defense and prepare a defense to protect your freedom. In the event that we are not able to convince the prosecutor to dismiss the charges against you or convince a judge that you were acting in self-defense, we will be ready to defend you before a jury of your peers. We are not afraid to take your case to trial and aggressively represent you in court. We thrive in the courtroom and will put our extensive trial experience to use for you.
In the event that you or a loved one was arrested and accused of assault or battery, you need to protect your rights. Contact an Atlanta assault attorney from Ross & Pines today!