Although assault and battery are charges that are frequently made together, assault is considered a separate crime from battery. Battery is the unwelcome touching of a person or anything related to that person; the touching is done on purpose and without consent of the affected person. The contact is violent and/or forceful and considered offensive.
Assault is the attempt to illegally inflict violent injury on someone. Attempts to physically hurt someone and violent verbal threats, as long as the alleged assault victim knows of the threats, are among the various kinds of behaviors that can be considered forms of assault. The main difference between battery and assault is that battery necessitates more than just verbal harm or threats.
Depending on the degree of seriousness of the battery or assault, assault and battery can be charged as a felony or a misdemeanor. If you are someone who is charged with inflicting battery on a police officer, you could be facing a number of challenges (especially as officers have been known to use excessive violence on a victim and then try to cover it up by charging the person with battery).
Our firm knows how to search a law enforcement officer’s history for excessive aggressiveness. Uncovering this information can be key in obtaining good results for our client. An assault and battery conviction could lead to time in prison or jail and the loss of the right to own a weapon. Fiumara & Milligan Law, PC has successfully defended assault and battery cases. We have prevented charges from being filed, obtained dismissals, and gotten the charges against a number of our clients reduced.