If you have been charged with any kind of assault and battery, you are not only facing potential jail time, but your reputation may also be affected. It is crucial that you seek experienced representation right away. When you contact Murphy & Rudolf, LLP, our Worcester criminal defense attorneys can passionately defend your case in court. We have more than 50 years of combined experience and possess a thorough knowledge of state and federal laws.
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Assault and battery charges cover a wide range of offenses. These vary in severity and can range from misdemeanor to felony assault charges. The Worcester criminal defense lawyers at Murphy & Rudolf, LLP work hard to protect the interests and future of their clients and strive to provide clear, direct counsel for assault and battery cases.
Under current Massachusetts law, if you are convicted of misdemeanor assault and battery, you may face a maximum sentence of two and a half years and a fine of up to $1,000. The penalties are more severe for assaulting specific types of people, including law enforcement officers, children, or elderly individuals. If you are convicted of assault with a dangerous weapon (aggravated battery), you may be charged with a felony and face up to 10 years in prison.
Some assault and battery crimes carry mandatory minimum sentences. For this reason, fighting a violent crime charge requires considerable preparation and hard work. Our Worcester criminal defense lawyers can use legal strategies and investigative techniques to build your case. We can examine evidence, review police procedures, interview witnesses, explore possible defenses, negotiate with prosecutors, and file appropriate motions to seek a beneficial solution.
Call us at (508) 744-3038 today for intelligent defense and aggressive litigation.