Birmingham Assault & Battery Lawyer
What is the Difference Between Assault & Battery?
Assault is an accusation that an individual attempted to cause physical harm to another person or threatens to do so. Battery means that the individual made contact with another person and had every intention of bringing harm to that person. A conviction for these charges could mean numerous negative consequences and even jail time.
It is imperative that you protect yourself against these charges and avoid risking your reputation. Call Tidwell Law Group, LLC at (205) 800-8596 for immediate legal counsel!
Types of Assault & Battery Charges
Perhaps you had gotten wrapped up in a fight. It began as a simple scuffle between a few individuals but somehow escalated. Even if you didn't instigate the fight but were found participating, you could still be charged. You should talk to one of our Birmingham criminal defense lawyers about your specific set of circumstances and what we can do to resolve your case for you.
Here are some of the most common examples of assault and battery charges:
- Aggravated battery
- Assaulting a minor
- Assault with a dangerous weapon
- Simple assault
- Sexual assault
- Assault with intentions to cause bodily harm
- Assault using force
- Aggravated assault
- Aggravated assault using a deadly weapon
There are numerous ways to defend an accusation of assault and battery. The prosecution must prove that there was intent behind the acts. What our firm can do is prove that you acted in a way that showed you meant no harm.
We can argue that you reacted in self-defense or in the protection of your loved ones. Or we can prove that you believed you had consent. There are many avenues to explore to create a proper defense strategy, which is why it is crucial for you to consult with our team right away so that no detail gets lost.
Aggressively Pursuing a Favorable Outcome
You need a firm that can stand behind you and summon every ounce of energy to protecting you and getting your charges knocked off your record. Our focus has always been devoted to defending criminal charges, and we have 17 years of experience. We have represented clients in even some of the most extreme cases, which has prepared us to fight fiercely, whether your case goes to trial or not.
Ready to fight? Call our office and schedule a no-cost, case evaluation!