Atlanta Assault and Battery Attorney
What is the Difference Between Assault & Battery?
Although assault and battery are technically two separate offenses, people are commonly charged with both crimes at once. Battery refers to the criminal act of using force to physically harm another person, or threatening to use force to physically harm another person. It is also considered battery to touch another person against his/her will in a way that is offensive or inappropriate. In many cases, battery is coupled with the act of assault.
Assault is defined as the unlawful act of threatening to use violence or force against another person to make him/her comply. In the event that a person uses a weapon to commit assault or battery, he/she can be charged with felony aggravated assault or felony aggravated battery. Aggravated assault & battery are very serious crimes that warrant much stricter penalties.
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Defense To Your Assault Charges
The prosecutors handling your case are going to come after you aggressively and do whatever they can to convince the jury you are guilty. You need to make sure you have a Atlanta assault and battery attorney who can protect your rights and vigorously fight on your behalf. Only with the assistance of a knowledgeable and experienced Atlanta assault & battery lawyer will you have a chance of winning your case.
Attorney McNally offers nearly 20 years of experience with criminal cases and offers a unique perspective as a former Assistant District Attorney. With a strong commitment to the needs of his clients, he is dedicated to pursuing the best possible outcome for each individual client.
What are the Penalties for Assault and Battery?
If you are found guilty of assault & battery, you stand to face a number of legal consequences, such as:
- Jail / Prison
- Community Service
- Restraining Orders
If you have been convicted of aggravated assault & battery, you can expect to face an enhancement of these penalties. In addition, a conviction can have devastating effects on your reputation, as well as the cherished relationships you hold with your family, friends, and neighbors.
What is the Penalty for Simple Assault?
In Georgia, the penalties for simple assault largely depend on the circumstances surrounding the case.
Possible penalties for misdemeanor simple assault include:
- One year’s probation or diversion center
- Up to a $1,000 fine and/or up to one year in jail
Possible penalties for aggravated misdemeanor simple assault include:
- One year’s probation
- Up to a $5,000 fine and/or up to one year in jail
Atlanta Assault and Battery Lawyer: Offering Strong Defense Strategies
Atlanta assault and battery attorney Matthew T. McNally has been defending people in Atlanta for many years. Mr. McNally is very knowledgeable about the laws governing assault and battery cases, and can effectively handle even the most difficult and complex of cases. Whether you are facing charges of assault, battery, or both, Mr. McNally can provide you with the tough, unrelenting criminal defense and devotion your case needs. Mr. McNally knows you have a lot riding on this case. He takes his position as your attorney seriously, and will do his utmost to fight for the reduction or dismissal of your charges!
Arrested for assault or battery? Contact Matthew T. McNally today to start your defense.