When a Fight Turns into an Arrest, Seek Legal Advice
An arrest for assault and battery may be a misdemeanor or felony charge, depending on the precise circumstances of the crime—whether a weapon was used, for example, and whether anyone was seriously injured.
Arrests for assault and battery can arise out of any number of common situations: a domestic dispute, a bar fight or a verbal threat to someone you believe is threatening you.
Assault and battery arrests do not automatically lead to conviction, even if there were witnesses to the incident. Self-defense is a valid defense to a charge of assault and battery. Another valid defense is acting in defense of another.
Without help from a knowledgeable local criminal defense lawyer, however, your chances of avoiding a conviction may lessen dramatically.
Schatz, Anderson & Associates, LLC: A Salt Lake City Criminal Defense Law Firm Schatz, Anderson & Associates, LLC, is a mid-sized criminal defense law firm whose attorneys have built a reputation as strong and active advocates for their clients. Our attorneys have a combined 40 years of legal experience, and we emphasize active defense of our clients—as opposed to some other local law firms that may choose quick plea bargains as the easiest solution.
We have successfully defended countless clients accused of misdemeanor and felony assault charges. We understand how the specific facts of the incident change how the case is charged. This, in turn, can change the potential penalties faced by our clients. We pay close attention to every step of the proceedings—seeking to protect our clients’ rights at every turn. We also work as a team with our clients, asking them to actively participate in building their defense and making sure they understand their options every step of the way.