ASSAULT

Criminal Assault occurs when an individual attempts to commit a battery on another individual, or threatens to commit a battery on another individual (Ex. threatening to punch someone in the head, or attempting to punch someone). There are different types of assault, and each type has different consequences.If you have been charged with Assault, make sure you know your rights and get the representation that you deserve by contacting The Law Office of Barry J. Bisson today.Assault, in and of itself, can range from 2 ½ years in the House of Corrections to 5 years in state prison.Massachusetts recognizes many different types of assault. If found guilty, the penalties can range from multiple years in prison to thousands of dollars in fines, or both. Some of the Assault offenses that Massachusetts recognizes are: Assault

• Assault or Assault and Battery
• Assault with Intent to Commit a Felony
• Assault or Assault and Battery Causing Serious Bodily Injury
• Assault or Assault and Battery on a Pregnant Person
• Assault or Assault and Battery during a Divorce Action; Protection of Personal Liberty of
  Spouse; Authorized Restraining Orders; Court Order to Vacate the Marital Home

There are a number of other assaults, many of which constitute a felony. Additionally, there are a number of assaults that can be charged as a subsequent offense, thereby increasing the time that one may be sentenced to prison.

If you have been charged with Assault, make sure you know your rights and get the representation that you deserve by contacting The Law Office of Barry J. Bisson today.