Assault and Battery
Middlesex County Criminal Defense
Has a Friday night out with friends suddenly turned into a bar fight? Or maybe your ex showed up and you got into a heated argument with her new date? Perhaps you had one too many beers at the Patriots game and got into a fight with a Jets fan.
No matter how it happens, one thing is for certain: lose your cool in public and you could find yourself facing serious assault and battery charges.
Attorney Gregory Oberhauser offers criminal defense representation for all of Middlesex County and the surrounding areas. He is ready to fight the hard fight to protect your rights and win your freedom. He believes that one momentary lapse in judgment shouldn’t ruin your entire life and aggressively fights to see that those charges are reduced or dropped all together.
Attorney Oberhauser also understands that there are times when threats or physical violence are necessary and considered self-defense. As such, he will investigate all angles of your arrest to determine if you were provoked or assaulted first.
What is Assault & Battery?
Assault is simply the threat of violence. To be charged with assault in Massachusetts, you must have either verbally or physically threatened the victim with violence. This can be as simple as breaking a beer bottle in anger, shouting threatening phrases, or threatening to physically attack the victim. It is important to know that you do not have to physically harm the victim to face these serious charges.
Battery is simply any physical contact with another person without his or her consent. This can include pushing, hitting, or even throwing something at another person. It is important to know that the victim does not have to be injured for you to be charged with battery.
There are also many types of assault and battery. Your exact charge will depend heavily on whether there was a minor involved, whether you used a weapon, and whether there was unwanted sexual contact involved.
- Aggravated Assault & Battery
- Assault & Battery on a Child
- Assault & Battery with a Deadly Weapon
- Assault & Battery with Intent to Commit a Felony
- Vehicular Assault
- Sexual Assault
- Domestic Assault & Battery
- And More
Penalties You will Face if Convicted
The penalties for being convicted of assault and battery are severe. Depending on the circumstances of the crime, you could find yourself facing either misdemeanor or felony charges. If you used a firearm in the attack or if the victim was a child, then you could find yourself facing enhanced penalties and consequences that could include life in prison if you are a repeat offender.
In general, however, assault and battery is punishable by up to 2 ½ years in prison and fines of up to $1,000.
If the incident resulted in serious bodily injury or if the victim was pregnant at the time, you could find yourself spending up to 5 years in prison with fines of up to $5,000.
Jail time is significantly increased if the victim is a child or if you use a deadly weapon during the attack and you could spend up to 15 years in state prison.
Criminal Defense Law Firm Serving Lowell, Andover, Woburn, and the Greater Boston Area
If you are facing assault and battery charges, you need a lawyer who understands how much is at stake. Gregory Oberhauser has over 12 years of experience defending individuals in Massachusetts who have been charged with assault and battery.
He knows that innocent men and women can find themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time. He also knows that false charges of assault and battery are common—especially when dealing with jealous exes or spouses.
The moment you step into Attorney Oberhauser’s office, you immediately become his number one priority.
Don’t trust your future to just any criminal defense attorney—you need Oberhauser Law.
Assault & Battery Defense: Oberhauser Law Case Result
Lawrence District Court — Client charged with assault and battery, with a beer bottle. After an identification hearing and motion to suppress (which was allowed), the case was dismissed.
If you have been arrested and charged with assault and battery in Lowell, Lawrence, Woburn, Boston, or anywhere in the State of Massachusetts, call us today for a free initial consultation at 978-452-1116.