Assault and Battery
Akron’s Assault and Battery Defense Lawyers
Assault and battery are separated as two different criminal charges though they are commonly grouped together. Assault is the attempt or threat to do harm to another. Although assault and battery are commonly charged when one person strikes another, no actual physical impact needs to be made for an assault to have occurred. Battery occurs when there is physical contact between the attacker and the victim. Battery requires more than just a verbal threat – it is forceful.
If you have been charged with assault and battery you should obtain skilled legal counsel in the form of a criminal defense attorney immediately. Attorney Yoder and Attorney DiCaudo have extensive experience on both sides of the courtroom – as former prosecutors with over 30 years combined experience and as criminal defense lawyers. This prosecutorial experience gives them insight as to how the prosecution will build a case against you, and therefore how to more effectively defend it. Speak to your Akron criminal defense lawyer today to find out how we can best represent your case.
Assault and Battery Charges
Assault and battery may be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the severity of the criminal offense. If convicted of a violent crime such as assault and battery or domestic violence, penalties may be harsh, potentially including a prison sentence and a high bail cost. In some cases, bail is not offered. Beyond this, a criminal record for a violent crime can have long-term consequences if not handled correctly.
Contact The DiCaudo, Pitchford, and Yoder Firm in Akron
If you have been charged with assault and battery, it is vital that you have skilled legal representation that can thoroughly investigate your case and mount a strong defense. We will work on effective defense strategies and aggressively fight your case. Contact an Akron assault and battery attorney to find out how our experienced team can aggressively defend you.