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What Is Assault and Battery?

In criminal law, assault and battery is a combination of two crimes that generally occur together.

What to Do If You Are Accused of Assault and Battery

The penalties for assault and battery depends on whether you are charged with simple battery or aggravated battery. There are serious consequences for a criminal assault and battery conviction:

You Can Also be Held Civilly Liable to the Victim in a Private Lawsuit

You may be forced to pay for the victims:

Likelihood of any of the above consequences depends on the following factors:

What Are Some Defenses to an Assault and Battery Charge?

Possible defenses include:

Contacting a Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you are accused of an Assault and Battery, you should speak to a criminal defense lawyer immediately to learn more about your rights, your defenses, and the complicated legal system.

If you are a victim of an Assault and Battery, you should call the police. If there is sufficient evidence, the police will then forward your case to the District Attorney's office to prosecute the person who committed the assault and battery against you.

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Last Modified: 06-24-2014 04:28 PM PDT

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