Defending Against Charges of Assault and Battery
There are several defenses to assault and battery charges. The most common defense involves self-defense or defense of others. Where a person reasonably believes that he is about to be attacked or harmed, the person can use a reasonable amount of force in order to defend himself. The amount of force must be reasonable under the circumstances, meaning that it cannot be totally disproportionate to the threatened harm.
If you have been charged with any type of assault or battery, contact an assault and battery defense attorney today.
In other cases, the character of the victim and relationship with the defendant may be an issue. Sometimes people bring false claims of assault or battery in order to obtain retribution or otherwise cause harm to the defendant. In other cases, the defendant may lack the requisite intent to have committed an assault or battery, or had the intent only to commit a lesser form of assault than that which is charged
As an assault and battery defense attorney, we have successfully represented defendants in assault and battery charges of various degrees. We understand how these charges can turn your life upside-down in an instant. We have appeared in courts throughout western Washington, and we know how to persuasively present your side of the story to a local jury. If you or a family member has been charged with assault, call the Law Office of Vindicate Law Group today at (888) 212-4824 or contact us online to schedule a confidential case evaluation.