“It is better that ten guilty escape than one innocent suffer.” ~ William Blackstone
ASSAULT, BATTERY, & CRIMES OF VIOLENCE
ooooooWhen police investigate allegations of violence, serious charges can result. Fighting, and even angry words said in the heat of the moment, could lead to an arrest.
ooooooIdaho law distinguishes between assault and battery charges based on whether any contact or touching occurred between the people involved in an incident. If any unwanted touching occurred, police will level a battery charge. If an incident only involved threats, then police may only file an assault charge. Sometimes, if the assault or battery is serious enough, prosecutors can file a felony charge. Criminal penalties for a conviction arising from a fight or dispute can range from as little as a small fine all the way up to thirty (30) years of prison if a weapon was involved.
ooooooAssault or battery charges can have serious consequences beyond just the potential to serve jail time. A conviction of crime of violence can result in the automatic loss of job opportunities in health care, education, and childcare. Felony charges can result in the loss of gun rights and could disqualify you from working for the federal government, or on any federally funded contract, or on federal or military facility that requires a background check.
We can help
ooooooIf you have been arrested for a violent crime such as assault, battery or any other crime of violence, contact us immediately. It is essential that you get immediate legal help to secure evidence, investigate the charges, and prepare an effective defense to charges of assault, battery, or other allegations of violence.
ooooooOur attorneys can help identify weaknesses in the State’s case against you, flaws in police investigations, and help establish affirmative defenses such as self-defense and other legal defenses.
The most important call you will ever make
ooooooContact us for a free consultation about starting the aggressive defense you need. Our attorneys have represented many clients in cases involving assault and other violent crimes.
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