Assault & Battery With a Dangerous Weapon
Worcester Assault With a Deadly Weapon Lawyer
Assault and battery with a dangerous/deadly weapon is a serious Massachusetts criminal charge which requires the help of a serious criminal defense lawyer. The office of attorney Gregory Casale has built a solid reputation for aggressive and ethical defense against assault and battery charges. Mr. Casale has proven he is willing to go the distance to fight for his clients.
Because our law firm has defended clients in a range of criminal matters since 1998, we know that trouble with the police doesn't always occur during regular business hours. We answer the phones 24 hours daily. Contact us by calling 508-556-6938 or 877-752-7501.
Anything Can Be a Weapon
Anything used to cause harm can be considered a weapon, from a gun to a shod foot. Individuals have been charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon for hitting or injuring someone with objects such as a:
- Fork (and other kitchen utensils)
- Closed fist or other body part
Furthermore, the consequences do not depend on the dangerousness of the weapon, but on the severity of the injury. No matter what the weapon is, whether it is a dangerous knife or simply your foot, you will face the same consequences. Prosecutors often arbitrarily make the decision to charge an assault and battery as a more serious assault and battery with a dangerous/deadly weapon crime. Our first step will be to attempt to reduce your felony aggravated assault charges to simple assault/misdemeanor assault charges. Then, we will work to have your case dismissed or sentence reduced.
What if the Other Party Wants to Drop Charges?
If the police are called for a domestic assault or other assault and battery, chances are they will arrest someone. After the arrest, the alleged victim will not be able to drop the charges. No one will be able to help you avoid your charges but an experienced criminal defense attorney who understands Massachusetts's assault and battery laws. Attorney Casale will do everything he legally can to protect you against the charges.
Penalties for Assault and Battery With a Deadly Weapon
Assault and battery with a dangerous weapon is a felony charge with much greater consequences than simple assault and battery. In Massachusetts, someone convicted of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon can face up to 10 years in prison and $5,000 in fines. The penalties are more severe (up to 15 years in prison and $10,000) when:
- The assault and battery caused serious bodily injury, such as permanent disfigurement, impairment of bodily function, loss of limb or substantial risk of death; or
- The assault and battery was against a pregnant person; or
- The assault and battery was against a minor; or
- The assault and battery also violated a restraining order.
Contact an Aggravated Assault and Battery Defense Attorney
Contact us for a free initial consultation with attorney Casale. Many people arrested and charged with assault and battery with a deadly weapon do nothing to protect themselves. Do not simply accept the consequences. Speak with a Massachusetts assault and battery lawyer as soon as possible.