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The defense used in your assault or battery case is important

Last week, we went over the differences between assault and battery. If you recall, assault doesn't have a requirement of physical contact, but battery does have that requirement. That is one of the differences that anyone facing these charges should be aware of.

We know that keeping all the legal jargon, laws and precedents straight isn't something that most defendants feel comfortable doing. We can use our legal training to help you understand all those points so that you can decide how to proceed with your defense in an assault or battery case. That allows you to focus on other aspects of your life since we are doing the research for you.

There are severe criminal penalties associated with a conviction for assault or battery. Those can include jail time, fines and other penalties; however, those aren't the only effects of a conviction that can haunt your life. You might end up losing your job or having trouble finding a job because of a conviction. You might suffer from a social stigma related to the conviction. If you are an immigrant, you might even face deportation. All of those effects of a conviction go to show you why it is important to fight the charges placed against you.

We can help you learn about the options you have for your defense against assault or battery charges. We can help you to decide on the type of defense that will be used in your case. We will stand by your side as your case moves through the criminal justice system to ensure that your rights aren't violated and that your case is properly presented.

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Ronald E. Smith, P.C.

criminal defense & Social security disability law

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