An assault occurs where there is an intentional threat or use of force or violence against another individual. While assault is usually charged with a battery, there does not have to be any actual physical contact for an assault to take place – the mere threat is enough to be charged.

A battery occurs when there is an intentional use of force against someone resulting in harmful or offensive contact. Battery is also charged in varying degrees depending on the severity of the contact, ranging from simple battery to aggravated battery and may include enhancements if a weapon is used or great bodily harm is committed.

If you are convicted of even a simple assault and battery, you may lose your ability to own a firearm for 10 years.

If you or someone you know has been charged with assault and battery, it is important to contact Attorney Ross Erlich as soon as possible so that the proper investigation and fact-gathering can be done on the case. Because assault and battery charges are serious and prosecuted aggressively, it is important that Attorney Ross Erlich examine all possible avenues for resolving the matter including anger management classes, restitution or domestic violence treatment.

For aggressive and vigorous defense of your rights, contact Attorney Ross Erlich today.

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