Strong Defense And Case Strategies When You Are Accused Of Assault

Assault and battery is a crime against a person that often invokes powerful emotions for all parties involved. People customarily think of it as a deliberate punch or kick, but any intentional touching of a person without their consent can be classified as an assault and battery and lead to criminal charges, including:

  • Shoving, biting, hugging or kissing
  • Attempts or threats to hurt another person
  • Offensive touching, even if it is minimal contact
  • Threats to another person's safety

If you are charged with assault and battery, attorney Richard Mucci will help you develop a defense and guide you through the legal process to ensure you achieve the most favorable result possible.

An Experienced Attorney For Those Facing Assault And Battery Charges

A charge of assault and battery carries the possibility of a significant jail sentence. There are other aggravated types of assault and battery charges that are classified as felonies, including:

  • Assault and battery with a dangerous weapon
  • Assault and battery causing serious bodily injury

These types of charges tend to invoke enhanced penalties. It is important to be represented by an attorney who has experience in investigating and defending these specific crimes. Often, these cases are decided on the testimony of witnesses and no other evidence. Impeaching and discrediting witnesses is key to any defense. Therefore, you need a lawyer who can determine the facts prior to trial and plan an effective defense that a jury or judge will understand.

Honest Assessment Of Your Case

Richard Mucci has the knowledge and skill to evaluate your case and provide you with an honest assessment based on his experience as a defense attorney and former prosecutor. He will provide you with your options and the information you need to make informed decisions on how to respond to these charges.

If you want to go trial, he has the skills necessary to aggressively cross-examine witnesses so the facts are exposed. However, he also knows how to effectively confer with prosecutors to broker an agreement instead of facing the uncertainties of a trial.

Alternative Strategies Available

Richard Mucci may pursue additional strategies when appropriate as an attempt to resolve your matter, such as attempting to negotiate an accord and satisfaction. An accord and satisfaction is a written agreement between an alleged victim and the accused wherein the accused provides some type of satisfaction (often monetary) to the alleged victim in exchange for the assault and battery case being dismissed. Accord and satisfactions are permissible by law only for misdemeanor offenses, and the judge has complete discretion whether to accept the agreement and dismiss the criminal matter.

Many Factors Contribute To Your Case's Defense

Attorney Richard Mucci understands that each assault and battery case is unique and is influenced by many factors that must be considered in mounting a defense, including such things as the involvement of Department of Children and Families, divorce, mental illness and substance abuse.

He understands these factors and will work with you to devise a personalized legal strategy that not only takes these circumstances into account, but is also designed to achieve a successful outcome.

Call To Ensure Your Rights Are Protected

If you or a loved one has been charged with assault and battery, send us an email or call the Law Offices of Richard Mucci at 781-369-9222 today for a free consultation in our Winchester, Massachusetts, office. We serve residents of Middlesex County and Woburn County.