Assault & Battery
Assault and battery can be defined as the physical striking, hitting or sometimes groping of another individual without their consent, is a punishable crime in New Jersey. In most instances, assault and battery charges will have two cases that are attached – a civil liability and criminal charges. If the victim is severely injured, he or she may file a civil lawsuit against you, requesting that you pay for the physical and or emotional injuries the victim sustained during the event.
The act of committing assault and battery, if convicted, holds consequences of:
• Substantial fines
• Terms of imprisonment
• Mark on your record
From that moment forward, if your current employer does not terminate your job, you will have to explain your arrest and conviction to him or her, along with every future employer down the line.
IS ASSAULT THE SAME AS BATTERY?
Although the terms “assault” and “battery” are often used interchangeably, it is important to understand that they are two separate offenses. One may be charged with both assault and battery, as these offenses often go hand-in-hand, but they are, in fact, two different types of crime. Assault is defined as any act in which a person threatens to take violent action against someone else, and intends to do so. One does not necessarily have to commit an act of harm or violence to be charged with the offense, however, as they could be charged simply for threatening to inflict bodily harm. The intended target must also have felt that danger was imminent and/or that the aggressor would have harmed them if they were not prohibited from doing so.
PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS!
The bottom line is assault and battery is taken as a very serious offense. If you are arrested or under investigation for battery charges, it is important that you seek the legal guidance of a New Jersey criminal defense lawyer at Krompier Law today. Doug is one of the most prudent criminal defense attorneys for battery defense at the firm he will be able to advise you on the specifics of your case, and put together a defensive plan to move forward. With a sterling reputation in the legal community for their compelling defense tactics in the courtroom, a seasoned criminal defense attorney is your best bet going against aggressive and hostile prosecutors. These criminal prosecutors will look for any piece of evidence to use against you in court, so you need to be sure to be prepared by procuring the best legal aid of an experienced New Jersey criminal lawyer at the firm. Call us (732) 431-9188 for a free case evaluation today!