Worcester, MA, Assault And Battery Charges Lawyer
Developing Strong Strategies for Your Defense
We are dedicated to providing a quality criminal defense and we focus a large portion of our practice to assault and battery and domestic violence cases. We understand how to provide a strong defense strategy geared towards helping you obtain the best possible solutions in the courtroom.
Domestic violence charges arise out of many different circumstances. Police deal with many spouses, girlfriends and boyfriends who make accusations of assault and battery when emotions run high in an argument. All too often these claims are not truthful. Relatives will often make accusations to have the family member removed from the house. At other times, the police are only called to help avoid further problems without intending for anyone to be charged with a crime. However, it is extremely difficult for law enforcement to determine what actually happened, and they take these accusations very seriously. Once a person is charged, the prosecutor will prosecute the case even if there is no corroborating evidence such as injuries or independent witnesses. Make sure you hire an experienced lawyer if you have been charged with assault or domestic violence.
Chapter 265, Section 13(a)
(a) Whoever commits an assault or an assault and battery upon another shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than 21/2 years in a house of correction or by a fine of not more than $1,000.
A summons may be issued instead of a warrant for the arrest of any person upon a complaint for a violation of any provision of this subsection if in the judgment of the court or justice receiving the complaint there is reason to believe that he will appear upon a summons.
(b) Whoever commits an assault or an assault and battery:
(i) upon another and by such assault and battery causes serious bodily injury;
(ii) upon another who is pregnant at the time of such assault and battery, knowing or having reason to know that the person is pregnant; or
(iii) upon another who he knows has an outstanding temporary or permanent vacate, restraining or no contact order or judgment issued pursuant to section 18, section 34B or 34C of chapter 208, section 32 of chapter 209, section 3, 4 or 5 of chapter 209A, or section 15 or 20 of chapter 209C, in effect against him at the time of such assault or assault and battery; shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for not more than 5 years or in the house of correction for not more than 21/2 years, or by a fine of not more than $5,000, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
(c) For the purposes of this section, ”serious bodily injury” shall mean bodily injury that results in a permanent disfigurement, loss or impairment of a bodily function, limb or organ, or a substantial risk of death.
Experienced Defense Against Assault and Battery Charges
At the Massachusetts Law Office of Michael J. Brothers, we interview witnesses, review statements to the police for inconsistencies and carefully sort out all the evidence to prepare the best defense strategy. When necessary, we use private investigators to assist in gathering evidence and interviewing witnesses. Ultimately, we attempt to obtain not-guilty verdicts and get charges of assault and battery dismissed. We defend clients in Worcester, Attleboro, Milford, Wrentham and throughout Eastern Massachusetts. Call 508-944-3397 or contact us online to schedule free initial consultation.
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These cases often devolve into he-said, she-said courtroom battles. That is why it is extremely important not to say anything that compromises the strength of your case. Make sure you hire a skilled Massachusetts attorney before talking to law enforcement.
Call 508-944-3397 or contact us online to discuss the details of your case in a free initial consultation and take the first step in building a strong defense.