Assault & Battery

The crimes of assault, assault and battery, and aggravated assault all involve intentional harm inflicted on one person by another. Any crime involving a physical attack (or the threat of an attack) is usually classified as an assault, a battery, or both. Depending on the seriousness of the attack (or the dangerousness of the weapon used), these acts can rise to the level of felony charges or even a strike felony. And more than one-sided attacks can constitute assault. Fighting can lead to an assault charge, even when two people have mutually agreed to fight. At Beyer, Pongratz & Rosen, Attorney David Brown is a former Deputy District Attorney and has a vast knowledge of how to represent clients on either side of the law. His knowledge of both sides helps in efficiently and effectively resolving the matter.

Types of Assault/Battery:

  • Aggravated Assault is a Felony assault with a weapon
  • Intent to commit a serious crime
  • Rape
  • Fighting/Brawling

Classifying Assault/Battery:

  • Strike Felony
  • First Degree (most serious)
  • Second Degree (less serious)
  • Third Degree (least serious)