Accomplished Assault Defense Attorneys
Assault, sometimes called simple assault, is governed by Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 265 Section 13A. It is a misdemeanor carrying a maximum penalty of 2.5 years in a house of corrections or a fine of up to $1,000.
The definition involves another charge: an assault is either an attempted battery or an immediately threatened battery. This means assault is either an attempt to use physical force on another person (like throwing a punch, even if it doesn’t hit) or an apparent attempt to use physical force on another person (like coming at them swinging).
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Your rights and your reputation are at stake if you have been charged with assault in Massachusetts. We can help you protect your interests and come out on top. Give us a call at 617-804-7228 to schedule a free consultation.