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Assault and Battery: What Does it Mean?

by | Jun 1, 2023 | Firm News

In the state of Massachusetts, being charged with the criminal offense of Assault and Battery can mean a number of different things.  The actual charge can be broken down by each individual definition.  An assault is the attempt to act, while battery is the act itself.  For example, an assault is trying to punch someone, but battery is the actual act of punching. Oftentimes when someone is charged, they are charged with both offenses.

If you are found guilty of Assault or Assault and Battery, the penalties could potentially consist of a few things.  Some of these penalties could be probation, a fine, or up to two and a half years in prison.

If you find yourself charged with Assault and Battery, it is important to find a criminal defense attorney who specializes in defending assault and battery cases. If you are charged with assault and battery in Worcester, MA, make sure to reach out to attorney Shane W. Surrette, an experienced Worcester Assault and Battery trial lawyer to defend your case.