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Facts about Assault & Battery
In the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, assault and battery are two different crimes. Assault is attempt to batter, or a threat which places the victim in reasonable fear of bodily harm. Battery is the actual harmful touching. This applies whether it takes place on the street or in a domestic abuse situation. The Commonwealth takes this crime very seriously. A conviction can lead to probation or prison. If the Commonwealth suspects domestic violence, the court may also issue a restraining order.
If you have been arrested…
If you have been arrested for assault, battery, or sexual assault, you need to retain a qualified defense lawyer right away. John P. McKenna has tried over 200 cases. He also has experience as a prosecutor. If you are facing charges, call John P. McKenna today.
Mr. McKenna has handled assault & battery cases involving
- family violence
- dangerous weapons
- serious injury
- husbands and wives
- parents and children, including elderly parents of grown children
There are a number of defenses that you may be able to use in your assault & battery case. You could make an argument for self-defense. There may be marital privilege involved. Sometimes, a case will be dismissed because there was restitution to the victim, the victim can’t be located or there are no available witnesses.
Basically, it comes down to the facts. Gathering witnesses that support your version of the story is essential. Attorney McKenna knows how to put a case together that can make the difference between prison and freedom. Call today for a free consultation.
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Springfield Sexual Assault & Battery Lawyer
Massachusetts Domestic Violence Attorney
Massachusetts domestic violence attorney providing domestic violence, sexual assault, restraining order, assault & battery, domestic abuse, and family violence legal services to clients throughout Western Massachusetts.