Assault and battery are two different but related crimes that often occur at the same time and, as a result, are typically prosecuted together. Assault involves the act of threatening to injure someone, whereas battery refers to the actual act of violence. Both assault and battery are taken very seriously in a court of law and carry harsh penalties including jail time and more.
At The Law Offices of Robert A. Morris, LLC, we understand the gravity of an assault and battery charge and work vigorously to defend the rights of the accused. If you or a loved one has been accused of assault and battery, please contact us today for a complimentary consultation with a skilled and respected criminal defense attorney who can evaluate the charges and help you determine the best course of action.
Individuals who are convicted of assault and battery frequently face the following consequences:
Difficulty finding or keeping a job
Mandatory counseling and/or anger management class