Effective Defense When You Are Charged With Assault And Battery
Assault and battery are two crimes that often occur together. Assault is the threat or run-up to a physical attack. Pointing a knife at someone or throwing an object at him or her constitutes assault. Battery, from which we get the words battering and beating, is the actual physical attack.
Assault and battery are often misdemeanors, but they become gross misdemeanors or felonies as the level of violence and physical harm increases. Many charges involve young people getting into fights or shoving contests in bars or on the street. James McGeeney defends southeastern Minnesotans against these charges and an array of other allegations of violent crimes:
- Domestic violence
- Aggravated assault
- Aggravated battery
- Domestic assault
- Child abuse
- Order for protection violations
- Restraining order violations
Assault Against Protected Professionals
Felony assault charges can be levied against those who inflict visible bodily harm on these employees, while the employee is on duty:
- Police, corrections officers and probation officers
- State hospital employees
- Emergency medical services personnel
- Doctors, nurses and other providers
If you do not have an experienced attorney on your side in an assault and battery case, it is important to contact a skilled lawyer as soon as you are arrested. Even if the police seem sympathetic to you, do not talk to them. Have Jim McGeeney do your talking for you. If you say the wrong thing, it makes your defense much more difficult.
Serious defense against assault and battery charges — call Doda McGeeney of Rochester, 507-218-2399, for a free initial consult.