Defending Your Rights Before Assault And Battery Charges
If you or someone you care about is facing criminal accusations regarding assault and battery, you need knowledgeable legal defense as soon as possible. At Hare, Stamm, Harris & O’Connor, PLLC, we know the stress and uncertainty individuals accused of a crime face. Our immediate focus will be on becoming your voice before the relevant authorities and developing solid strategies to protect your rights.
We have served the Springfield community for over 25 years with their legal needs when facing various criminal charges. We are here to defend you, not to judge you, and we will make every possible effort to protect your rights.
Dependable And Personalized Legal Representation
Even at the slightest suspicion that you are under investigation from law enforcement, you need to seek a criminal attorney’s reliable and experienced legal advice. When you work with us, we will act quickly to protect your rights as we learn all aspects related to your charges. We will design a legal strategy accordingly to the specific facts and circumstances of your case.
Massachusetts law defines assault as physical or verbal attacks to cause distress to an individual. It is generally classified as an attempt or threat of battery. Battery is the actual unwanted touch and subsequent intentional harm or damage of a victim. Both assault and battery could be considered misdemeanors or escalate to a felony, based on certain factors, such as whether:
- The injured victim was pregnant and the offender knew that the person was pregnant.
- The offender violated a restriction order or had a harassment order against them.
- The attack led to serious bodily injury or death of the attacked person.
A defendant may face from two to 21 years of prison time and a $1,000 fine if found guilty, which is why the early intervention of a knowledgeable criminal attorney can make a difference. Our attorneys are ready to represent you if you are facing the following charges:
- Domestic assault and battery in various degrees, including those with previous domestic violence accusations.
- Aggravated assault and battery, including the use of deadly weapons, with the intent to rob or murder or to commit a felony.
- Indecent assault and battery, which involved threatening or touching of an individual’s private parts. If a defendant is convicted, they will be asked to register as a sex offender.
When your rights, future and freedom are at stake, have a skilled attorney to advocate for your rights. We offer flexible payment plans if required. The priority is to act as soon as possible.
Let Us Assist You Through These Challenging Times
Call our office to schedule an appointment. Call 413-707-2753 or send us an email to discuss your situation as soon as possible. Remember that you have a right to remain silent until you have a legal representative to speak on your behalf.