Typically, assault is defined as the making a threat of violence and battery is defined as an act of physical contact that is insulting and provoking or causes bodily harm. It is important to hire a highly experienced and knowledgeable Joliet assault and battery lawyer like the team of assault and battery attorneys at Chuck Bretz & Associates due to many different variations of assault and battery exist.
A Will County assault defense attorney or battery defense attorney can use one or a combination of several defenses, including:
- Self-defense, the claim that the client acted because they needed to defend themselves from the accuser, is an argument commonly used in assault and battery cases.
- The law permits individuals to use what is defined as a “reasonable” amount of force to protect their property.
- Reasonable force may also be used when an individual executes an action with the intent to perform a duty and/or when the individual has the authority to do, as in the case of police officers.
Assault and battery is punishable by jail/prison time, financial compensation or both. Consequences can range from mild to severe, and a conviction can tarnish your record for life. Each assault defense attorney and battery attorney at Chuck Bretz & Associates will comb through every aspect of your case, seeking out all of the necessary details and information, from you and from other resources.
Give us a call today at (815) 740-1545 to see how we can reduce the stress that can accompany an assault and battery charge.