Assault and battery are two crimes of a violent nature which are often charged together. Assault is the action of making a threat to hurt or kill another, and having the ability to carry out that threat. Battery is the actual physical act of causing harm to another person.
These crimes can be charged as either misdemeanors or felonies, depending on the circumstances. The amount of injury caused to the alleged victim is one of the main factors considered when charges are filed. It is vital that you speak with a Franklin criminal defense attorney from McLendon & Milligan as quickly as possible after your arrest.
If you have been arrested, it is very likely that law enforcement officials will bombard you with questions and pressure you to confess. They may not wait until you have your representation present, which is why it is essential that you stay silent. One of our Franklin assault and battery lawyers can help ensure your rights are not violated. We use proven methods to explore possible defense strategies on your behalf.
Our firm has more than 30 years of combined legal experience representing criminal charges, including assault and battery. We have the knowledge and resources necessary to evaluate the evidence and case against you, working to obtain a favorable resolution. Our goal is to reach a total dismissal or reduction of charges in order to lessen the penalties you will receive.
Contact Dana (615) 645-1335 or Matt (615) 338-7998 from McLendon & Milligan today to set up a free case consultation.