Aggravated Assault and Battery, a Felony Charge With Serious Penalties
In Massachusetts law, it can be difficult for laypeople, and sometimes even law enforcement making charges to see a solid distinction between simple assault, reckless or willful assault and battery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. And sometimes, even indecent assault and battery may come into play.
A good rule of thumb is that aggravated assault and battery is most often charged when the victim has been seriously injured, and the suspect has wielded a deadly weapon, however, a severe, fists-only beating can also result in charges of aggravated assault and battery.
Aggravated assault and battery is a very serious felony crime, which can land the perpetrator in state prison for up to five years. Judges and prosecutors take this charge even more seriously when the victim is elderly, pregnant, a minor, or has taken out a restraining order prior to the assault.
The attorneys at The Noonan Defense Firm will work with you to secure the best possible outcome to your charge of aggravated assault and battery, which may involve pleading down to a lesser charge, like simple or reckless assault and battery.
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Violent Crimes in Massachusetts Are Aggressively Prosecuted: You Need An Aggressive Lawyer to Defend You
Our knowledgeable and experienced Brockton criminal defense law attorneys at The Noonan Defense Firm are available to assist clients throughout all of Southeast Massachusetts, including but not limited to Brockton, Taunton, Canton, Bridgewater. We also serve the Plymouth, Norfolk and Bristol County.
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