Attleboro Assault Attorney
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The Law Office of James M. Caramanica, P.C. has represented clients in Fall River and Attleboro for more than 25 years. Our assault lawyer in Attleboro offers reliable legal advice and highly skilled legal representation to clients facing criminal charges. While assault is usually a misdemeanor, it is better to avoid a criminal history whenever possible.
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Actions That Constitute Assault
Assault involves either verbally or physically threatening another person with violence, causing fear of immediate battery in the alleged victim. In Massachusetts, assault is a misdemeanor charge with possible penalties for conviction resulting in a prison sentence of up to 2.5 years and up to a $500 fine. Assault charges can involve a wide variety of actions.
Some examples of assault include:
- Throwing a punch
- Coming at someone in a way that shows intent to use force
- Menacing conduct
- A person claiming that he has a gun or another weapon
- Shouting threats
- Breaking a beer bottle in a bar fight and threatening someone
In order for a defendant to be convicted, the prosecutor must prove that the defendant intended to commit battery or put the alleged victim in fear of harm, and that the defendant engaged in activity that was perceived as imminently threatened or came close to causing harm to the alleged victim. If physical contact was involved, you could be charged with assault and battery.
Possible Defenses for Assault Charges
When you are facing an accusation of assault, it is important to hire an experienced criminal defense lawyer to defend you. Our assault attorney in Attleboro provides an aggressive defense for clients charged with a broad range of offenses. We listen to your side of the story and evaluate the evidence against you to develop the most effective defense strategy for your case.
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