A Quincy Assault Attorney
Under Massachusetts law, assault is any threat of violence , even when there has been no physical contact. There can be a maximum penalty of two and a half years in jail and a fine of $1,000 under Massachusetts law for a conviction. If you have been charged with assault, it is vital that you speak with a Quincy criminal defense lawyer before making any statements to the police.
An Assault Lawyer Serving Quincy
Other factors can make the assault charge more serious and increase the severity of the sentencing. Some of these factors include assault on a minor, assault with a deadly weapon and assault on a public official. Many people who are involved in an altercation with another party suddenly find themselves the target of an assault charge and they need a lawyer with the understanding of these laws to protect their liberty and reputation.
Understanding How the Law Works
Getting charged with assault can be humiliating, costly, and lead to jail time and expensive fines. Retaining defense counsel at once to review the facts of your case can assist you to avoid conviction, and our early involvement in your defense is vital. In certain instances, such as a domestic assault charge, the prosecuting attorney is going to press forward with charges even when the alleged victim recants, and this makes it even more important that you have a lawyer with experience on your side. As a former police officer and police prosecutor, I have full knowledge and experience of how the criminal justice system works, and how to best navigate the system for your benefit. I have been admitted to the legal bar of the United States Supreme Court and I serve the Dorchester and Boston areas.