Assault and battery is a common criminal charge in Massachusetts. With experienced Worcester criminal defense attorneys from Murphy & Rudolf, LLP, you can get quality representation for your case.
An assault charge can result from a domestic violence incident, a bar fight, or a physical attack on someone during a property crime such as a robbery. Being charged with assault in Massachusetts always carries serious penalties because it is a crime of violence. Furthermore, a conviction of assault on your criminal record can prevent you from enjoying certain activities in life such as finding and keeping a job.
The age of the person assaulted, the injuries inflicted, and the particular weapons used in the altercation determine the severity of the assault charge. Your prior criminal record is also a factor in deciding what level of assault charges you will face. Oftentimes, assault charges are bundled with secondary charges such as disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace, and making threats.
Having a conviction of assault on your record may make it difficult to maintain employment, and if you are a college student, your academic status may also be jeopardized. Any type of assault charge warrants the aid of Worcester criminal defense attorneys who are familiar with Massachusetts assault laws. We can walk you through every step of the process and do our best to build a strategic defense in order to protect your rights.
Contact our office today at (508) 744-3038 for a free consultation.