If you’ve been charged with assault and battery, your first call should be to our criminal defense attorney.
The law defines many different types of assaults, which is why it’s important to hire an attorney with the appropriate experience.
Jerry Lykins has over 20 years experience and specializes in criminal law.
Assault & Battery
Assault and battery aren’t the same thing, but they often go together. The law defines assault as the threat of physical harm and battery as deliberately carrying out that threat. For example, assault would be if you threatened violence. Battery would be if you actually punched someone in the nose or inflicted other injuries.
Keep in mind that your charges may be more serious if there was a weapon involved or the injury you inflicted needed medical attention. More serious charges include assault with a dangerous weapon, felonious assault, and aggravated assault.
Examples of assault and battery:
- Threats of violence
- Domestic violence
- Bar fight
- Schoolyard fight
How We Defend You
There are many ways our criminal defense attorney can help you clear your name or avoid serious charges. For example, you may have simply been defending yourself or the prosecution may not have sufficient evidence to levy a charge of assault and battery. Our defense attorney will vigorously defend your rights to help you protect your reputation, as well as avoid jail time and fines.