Fighting Against All Types Of Assault And Battery Charges
Assault charges can vary in severity based on the alleged conflict, from barroom skirmishes to serious assaults involving deadly weapons. No matter what you have been accused of, you have the right to tell your side of the story and defend against the consequences of a criminal conviction. Working with an experienced and aggressive criminal defense lawyer is important when the stakes are this high. I am George B. Bishop, Jr., a former prosecutor with more than 30 years of courtroom experience. I have earned a solid reputation for my integrity, dedication and experience.
There Are Two Sides To Every Story
When police arrive on the scene of an alleged assault, they may not take the time to sort through all the details. In order to make certain that your side of the story is heard, you need a lawyer. Perhaps the alleged assault was mutual combat. Perhaps you were merely defending yourself. I will listen to you and build a legal strategy to get you through this.
Types Of Assault Charges
Assault charges come in many varieties. People are often surprised when they are charged with assault and battery in the third degree, the least severe assault charge, because they may not have actually touched the alleged victim. This can be charged based on the threat to commit bodily harm to the victim. On the other hand, first-degree assault and battery charges, sometimes referred to as aggravated assault, are the most serious and are charged when the victim was actually injured seriously and there may have been a weapon involved. Attempted murder is an even more severe charge and is sometimes considered an assault charge.
Sexual assault, or rape, charges differ from other assault charges. The consequences for sexual assault charges include sex offender registry, making it even more important to work with a dedicated criminal defense attorney to protect your future.