Assault with Intent to Commit a Felony

The crime of assault with intent to commit a felony is governed by Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 265 Section 29. In order for someone to be convicted of assault with intent to commit a felony, the Commonwealth must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that:

  • The individual assaulted the victim
  • With the intent to commit a felony

An individual who is convicted of assault with intent to commit a felony can be punished by up to 10 years in the state prison or by up to 2.5 years in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.00.

The Massachusetts Legislature has created statutes for specific crimes that involve an assault with the intent to commit a felony. Examples of these are MGL Chapter 265 Section Section 18 which is a specific law for assault with intent to rob or murder and MGL Chapter 265 Section 15 which is a specific law for assault with intent to murder or maim. The crime of assault with intent to commit a felony is intended to cover all assaults where the individual intended to commit a felony that is not specifically mentioned in another law. The legislature created this law to act as a catchall to make sure that nothing slipped through the cracks.

For over 40 years, the MA Criminal Defense Law Firm of Altman & Altman, LLP has been providing outstanding legal services to clients throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Our experienced team of Greater Boston Criminal Defense Attorneys is composed of seasoned litigators who are well versed in the law as it pertains to defending charges of Assault and Battery with the intent to commit a felony. Through our knowledge, experience and expertise, our team of Assault and Battery Defense Lawyers will explore creative solutions to your legal matters that are tailored to meet your specific needs. Our criminal defense attorneys will work tirelessly on your case and will stand by your side throughout the entire criminal process to help give you peace of mind.

Having legal representation is important at every stage of the criminal process, not just at trial. Whether you have been arrested, are facing an arraignment, are being investigated, or are being questioned by the police, our skillful MA Criminal Defense Lawyers will vigorously defend your rights. Due to the complexity and serious nature of criminal proceedings, facing charges in court is frequently a confusing and frightening experience for those involved. The attorneys at Altman & Altman, LLP understand this uncertainty and will help guide you through this difficult time.

If you are facing criminal charges, please Contact the criminal lawyers at Altman & Altman to schedule a Free Confidential Initial Consultation with one of our MA criminal attorneys. During this free consultation, our skilled Assault and Battery Criminal Defense Lawyers will explain your legal options and will field any questions you may have. All consultations are completely confidential.

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