ASSAULT AND BATTERY CRIMES INCLUDING ASSAULT, ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON, BATTERY, MAYHEM
These charges usually involve an attack by one person on another.
They can be charged as Felonies or Misdemeanors, usually, depending on the damage to the person claiming to be attacked. The difference between an Assault and a Battery is one of Intent. Battery is a General Intent crime (willfully do the act) and Assault requires the Intent to harm or offend the person.
In 18 years I’ve never seen a case where there wasn’t some provocation and build up to a fight. There’s always multiple stories and multiple witnesses. The person charged usually depends on the Arresting Officers personal ’s bias or which person talked to the cops first.
Assault/Battery/Mayhem cases involve investigation and interview of the witnesses. It’s important to have a skilled investigator who knows how to question witnesses and get facts that help your case. I have the best at my disposal.
Self defense and Defense of Others are legal defenses to charges of Assault/Battery/Mayhem. They rely on your belief that if you don’t use reasonable physical force you or someone else will be harmed. In the typical fight scenario where there is a build up to the fight, it is likely that a self defense/defense of others scenario can be painted.
In specific intent crimes like Assault, Intoxication can be used to eliminate the specific intent. So being drunk in an Assault with a Deadly Weapon case is not a bad thing.
Every Assault/Battery case is different. I’ve been successfully defending and developing strategies to successfully defend Assault/Battery cases for over 17 years.
I know what’s at stake for you.
And I will use all my skills to make sure you beat the Assault/Battery charges.
Call me to set up a consultation at (213) 479-5322.