Have You Been Charged With Assault or Battery in Northwest Arkansas?
Have you been arrested for assault or battery? Do you believe you may be charged with criminal assault or battery soon? An assault and/or battery charge is a serious legal event that can carry heavy fines and extended jail time.
Assault/battery charges can range from misdemeanors to felonies, and they include a variety of offenses, from simple assault and aggravated battery to domestic violence and sexual assault. Penalties can be severe and may vary depending on the circumstances of the event, the people or person targeted or affected, any injuries sustained and whether a weapon was involved.
If you have been or may be arrested for assault or battery, understanding the extent of the charges you face can help you prepare a more effective defense. An arrest is not the same as a conviction, and an experienced assault and battery defense attorney can help you determine your best legal options. Criminal defense attorney and trial lawyer Ben T. Roberds has successfully defended clients in assault, battery and domestic battery cases.
Assault crimes generally involve behavior that is considered to recklessly or purposefully put others at risk of physical injury or death. Assault crime is relatively common in the criminal justice system, including simple assault, aggravated assault and reckless or purposeful endangerment of others.
An Arkansas assault attorney can help you understand the charges you are facing, the possible penalties and what you can do to defend yourself against a misdemeanor or felony assault charge.
Battery is when you knowingly, negligently or recklessly cause serious physical injury to a person, child or unborn child. This includes domestic violence charges in many cases. As with assault, there are varying degrees of battery depending on the circumstances, who was involved and whether or not a deadly weapon was used.
In some cases, you may be charged with battery instead of or in addition to assault, and you could find yourself facing anything from a Class A misdemeanor charge up to a Class Y felony, which can carry a sentence in Arkansas of more than 10 years.
Bentonville & Northwest Arkansas Assault and Battery Defense Attorney
Whether you intended to get into a physical altercation or not, an assault or battery charge is a serious legal event. If you have been arrested for assault or battery, including domestic assault or aggravated battery, or you believe you may be charged soon, the Roberds Law Firm can help you understand and defend your rights.
Contact criminal law and trial attorney Ben T. Roberds at (479) 464-0904 today to schedule a free, confidential consultation to discuss your case and how you can proceed.