Facing Assault Charges in Massachusetts?
Boston Criminal Defense Attorney
Assault is a serious crime that can result in considerable jail time in addition to heavy fines. You can be charged with assault without even having inflicted actual harm on another person. Assault is defined as attempting to use force on another person or demonstrating an intention to use force. Even if an attack on another person is unsuccessful or a person misses, they can still be charged. Actually landing a blow on someone would be charged as assault and battery.
If you have been charged with assault, you need the professional and aggressive legal defense that our Boston criminal defense attorney can provide you.
What is aggravated assault?
Simple assault is a felony, with a conviction carrying up to 30 months in jail and up to $1,000 in fines. Your charge can be upgraded to aggravated assault if other factors are present in your case. An experienced assault attorney can work to defend you against such charges and help you maintain your freedom.
For an aggravated assault conviction, the prosecution must prove:
- The alleged victim suffered serious bodily harm
- You knew the alleged victim was pregnant or had some other elevated status
- You violated an abuse/harassment prevention order
Felony aggravated assault can result in a sentence of five years in prison and fines. These are serious charges that should be handled by proven and experienced legal advocates.
Defenses for Assault
Look to our Boston criminal defense attorney to stand up for you in court against your charges. We can employ defense strategies to cause enough doubt to arise in the minds of the jury or judge to result in no conviction.
We can also argue on your behalf that:
- You assaulted the alleged victim as part of a situation necessitating self defense
- You assaulted someone to protect someone else from being harmed
- You committed assault in defense of your home
Whatever the details of your case, Keegan Law has the tools to provide you with a competent defense. We have a perfect 10.0 score from Avvo meaning we consistently achieve positive results for our clients.
Call us today and we can go over your case during your free consultation!