Handling Aggravated Assault And Other Violent Crime Charges
The most common violent crimes that a defendant can be charged with are aggravated assault and battery. Though it might be common, that doesn’t mean that the possible consequences of a conviction are any less significant than with other misdemeanors or felonies. The Law Office of Jonathan Watkins is ready to provide you with the best possible legal representation.
When you have been accused of assault and battery, immediately seeking the aid of an assault and battery lawyer can ensure that your legal rights are upheld under the Constitution. The Law Office of Jonathan Watkins can help you.
Battery Versus Assault
What is the difference between assault and battery? Assault does not require any actual physical harm. Instead, an assault charge is brought when an individual is merely attempting to perform physical harm to another person. Different jurisdictions interpret assault in different ways, but the bottom line is this: if someone’s actions make someone fear for their safety, an assault charge can be brought.
Battery, on the other hand, is when actual harmful physical touching occurs between the defendant and the victim. There is no particular severity of the harm required to get charged with battery. Since both assault and battery are considered violent crimes, however, their sentences can both tend to be rather harsh. That is why you should work with an experienced assault and battery lawyer to ensure that you are being properly represented throughout your case. Attorney Jonathan Watkins is a highly experienced criminal defense attorney who will help you understand the charges you are facing. He uses the law to aggressively defend you from the harsh consequences of a conviction.
Free Initial Consultation With A Knowledgeable Attorney
You need a compassionate, skilled attorney by your side when you are facing an assault and battery charge. Mr. Watkins is a skilled aggravated assault and battery lawyer who understands the consequences of a conviction. He is ready to work hard to help you make your story heard and will ensure your rights are upheld throughout the court process.
The first step to defending your rights is to schedule a free initial consultation and case evaluation with Attorney Watkins. He provides you with this risk-free service because he wants to help you make the smart choice when it comes to hiring legal representation for your upcoming trial.
Addressing Charges Of Aggravated Assault Causing Bodily Harm
When an alleged assault results in injury, the stakes of a case go up. Emotionally charged accusers and a prosecutor with tangible evidence of damage make it harder than usual to present your side of the story. If you’ve been charged with aggravated assault causing bodily harm, make sure you have the right resources to fight for your rights.
Mr. Watkins has a wealth of experience in these kinds of cases. He knows how to investigate all of the circumstances involving the injury and effectively present the situation in a way that’s more favorable than the picture prosecutors try to paint. Do not be intimidated by the pressure involved in your case. Let Attorney Watkins help you find a resolution.
What Is Aggravated Assault?
One of the most important parts of navigating your case is giving you the understanding necessary to make smart decisions about the course of action you should pursue. In the case of aggravated assault, you need to know exactly why you stand accused. With complex definitions that incorporate intent, action and the potential for harm, it’s all too easy to accidentally incriminate yourself trying to explain the truth behind the incident in question – even if you have not actually done anything wrong.
Mr. Watkins explains all the details of the alleged offense, and how the legal definition of assault might apply in your case. That gives you an edge in every part of the proceedings, whether they take place in the courtroom or at the negotiating table. From domestic violence assault to contested self-defense situations, you can count on him to give you the opportunity you need to combat the charges you face.
Call 210-761-6459 or contact the firm online to receive a free case evaluation when you are accused of committing aggravated assault or battery.