An Experienced Mississippi Criminal Defense Attorney and Lawyer for Assault, Aggravated Assault and/or Battery.
There are various kinds of legal Assault. Generally, Assault is an attempt to commit Battery, requiring the specific intent to cause physical injury. Assault can be either Simple Assault, a misdemeanor, or Aggravated Assault, a felony. Aggravated Assault is Assault accompanied by circumstances that make it more severe, such as the use of a deadly weapon, the intent to commit another crime, or the intent to cause serious bodily harm. Battery is the unlawful application of force to another, resulting in harmful or offensive contact.
If a person is convicted of Assault, Aggravated Assault and/or Battery, penalties range from no jail time to long prison sentences, depending upon the charge. Fines and assessments can also be imposed. Other penalties can be imposed as well.
As soon as an act occurs which could give rise to an Assault, Aggravated Assault and/or Battery charge, it is critical that a trained and competent attorney be retained in order to go to the scene and take photographs, interview witnesses, gather evidence, conduct tests, and conduct other important actions, all of which could play a vital role in exonerating the accused. Early defense work cannot be underestimated.
Possible defenses against Assault, Aggravated Assault and/or Battery charges can include showing self-defense or the defense of others or the defense of property, showing that the alleged threat was not practicable, that the alleged fear was unfounded, insufficient evidence, and factually proving innocence. Anything you say can be used against you in court. Do not discuss the matter with any person until you’ve talked to the Law Offices of Attorney John R. Reeves, P.C., an experienced Mississippi Criminal Defense Attorney and Lawyer for Assault, Aggravated Assault and/or Battery.
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