ASSUALT & BATTERY

Assault and Battery is an enhanced version of assault. Unlike an assault where an individual attempts to hurt someone or tries to hurt someone but is unsuccessful, an assault and battery occurs when a part of an individual’s body actually comes into contact with another individual. Assault and Battery is discussed partially in Assault. This section deals with specific assault and battery, as well as indecent assault and battery.If you have been charged with Assault and Battery, make sure you know your rights and get the representation that you deserve by contacting The Law Office of Barry J. Bisson today. Battery
 

One type of assault and battery occurs when it is done to a child. Under Massachusetts Law, a child is someone who is under the age of 14 at the time that the assault and battery occurred. Penalties for this type of crime can be quite serious and can range anywhere from 2 ½ years in the House of Corrections to 15 years in state prison.

Some of the Assault and Battery offenses that Massachusetts recognizes are:

• Assault and Battery
• Assault and Battery on a Child
• Assault and Battery against an Elderly or Disabled Person
• Assault and Battery for the Purpose of Intimidation
• Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon

There are a number of other assault and battery offenses recognized in Massachusetts, including offenses committed against a public employee, to collect a loan, against a correctional facility employee, against a family member and against an ambulance/healthcare provider. Additionally, some of these offenses have provisions for subsequent offenses that may increase incarceration time.

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