Cambridge, Assault and Battery Lawyers
The Cambridge District Courthouse, located at 4040 Mystic Valley Parkway in Medford, handles a variety of areas of criminal and noncriminal matters. If you are charged with assault and battery in Cambridge, Arlington or Belmont, this is where you would have to appear in court. In such a situation, it is imperative to have experienced capable criminal defense representation – which is what we provide at Altman & Altman LLP.
Being charged with assault and battery in Massachusetts is a serious offense. Altercations resulting in an assault and battery charge often begin as simple arguments or misunderstandings, maybe over a Red Sox game or a debate over whether MIT or Harvard is the better school. These interactions may escalate into verbal or physical exchanges. Often times, overconsumption of alcohol may contribute and lead to A&B charges.
Depending on the type of charge, being convicted of an A&B crime can result in significant jail time, along with heavy fines and other penalties. Once you have been charged with assault and battery, simple assault, or you have been informed that you are under investigation for this crime, your first priority should be to hire an experienced and competent criminal defense attorney. You will find the attorneys at Altman & Altman LLP can provide unparalleled assault and battery defense.
Cases of assault and battery may involve many different angles, and there are many different types of assault and battery in Massachusetts. Assault in Massachusetts law does not necessarily mean physical contact – it can be verbal in nature or even the threat of violence, such as utilizing a toy gun to threaten somebody. Battery, however, generally relates to an unlawful physical contact against an unwilling victim, causing pain or trauma.
Some examples of the different categories of assault and battery, each with their own penalties, include:
- Aggravated Assault & Battery
- Indecent Assault & Battery
- Assault & Battery Upon a Child
- Assault & Battery with a Deadly Weapon
- Assault with Intent to Rob or Murder
- Assault with Intent to Commit a Felony
- Vehicular Assault
- Assault with Intent to Commit Rape
- Assault with Intent to Kill
- Domestic Assault And Battery
As you can see, assault and battery crimes encompass a wide array of categories, and the actions committed will constitute different levels of penalties – from misdemeanors to felony offenses. While the law may be black and white, the experienced criminal defense attorneys at Altman & Altman LLP understand that the moments leading up to an altercation, and the altercation itself, are anything but clear-cut.
The only way to ensure that you are not taken advantage of by the system and charged with excessive penalties for a crime that does not warrant such a price is to consult with a criminal defense attorney who can assess the details of your case and make educated recommendations about what steps to take next. We pride ourselves on being responsive and diligent with our clients, as we understand that you might need our help at any time on any given day.
Being charged with an assault and battery crime requires immediate action, and we will provide a clear plan of attack to either fight the charges against you or lessen the severity of penalties that you may face. Our criminal defense attorneys have the advantage of over 50 years of experience in criminal defense litigation, and you will benefit by having a knowledgeable, calm and steadying presence on your side.
Call the expert criminal defense attorneys at Altman & Altman for a free consultation to assess the details of your case today at 617-492-3000 or toll-free at 800-481-6199. We are available 24/7 and have offices in Cambridge, the heart of Boston and in Salem in the heart of the North Shore.