A Quincy Battery Lawyer
Battery, under Massachusetts law, is unlawful contact with another person and without their consent. There need not be physical injury for battery charges to be filed and, if you have been charged with battery, you need to contact a Quincy criminal defense attorney to take immediately action for your defense. The penalties in a conviction can be extremely damaging to your future freedom and reputation, and getting my firm involved early in your case is critical.
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An altercation that involves some shoving can result in being charged with assault and battery. The severity of the physical contact will determine whether the offense is charged as a misdemeanor or felony. If a death is the result, the charge could be manslaughter. There are also other factors that are taken into account by the courts in determining the severity of sentencing, such as if a minor was involved, if a public official was assaulted or if the incident was a domestic dispute. Criminal accusations of battery are often filed in cases in which an individual was forced to defend themselves against a physical threat, or other situation.
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If you have been charged with battery, you need to speak with me, Attorney Novick, today before you make any statements to the police. I will review your case with you and determine the most effective defense strategy to defend you. As a former police officer and police prosecutor, I know the laws and have firsthand experience on both sides of criminal cases, allowing my clients to have the best possibility of a favorable case outcome.