What Penalties Could I Face If Convicted?
Assault and battery crimes can be classified as either misdemeanors or felonies depending on the circumstances of the offense. Assault is defined as knowingly causing bodily injury to another person, while battery is defined as using threats or physical action to place a person in fear of serious injury.
General penalties for an assault & battery charge can include:
- Restitution to the victim
- Community service
The specifics of these penalties are based on whether you are charged with first, second, or third degree assault. No matter what the details of your alleged offense may be, it is imperative that you avoid pleading guilty and seek immediate legal representation.