Challenging Assault And Battery Charges
Assault and battery are two separate crimes that are frequently charged together. The crime of assault can be committed if a person threatens another with physical harm, causing them to fear for their safety or their life. Battery is committed when a person causes intentional physical harm to another person.
At Paul Kubosh, Attorney at Law, we have more than 50 years of combined experience defending clients accused of violent crimes, including assault and battery. We offer representation in English and Spanish.
Exploring All Options To Avoid A Conviction
Our Harris County criminal defense attorneys work to avoid a conviction by gathering sufficient evidence on your behalf and disproving that you could have committed the offense. We have a variety of legal strategies that we may employ in your defense, depending on the circumstances of the charges. For example, we may be able to show that you were acting in self-defense or that it was a matter of mistaken identity.
Assault and battery charges can be enhanced by a variety of factors, such as:
- Battery committed with a firearm or weapon
- Battery on a police officer
- Battery on a pregnant woman
- Battery on an elderly victim
Protecting Your Rights And Future
Being accused of a violent crime like assault and battery is a stressful legal situation no person wants to face. Not only could you be facing serious legal consequences such as time in jail, but your personal reputation would be tarnished by a conviction of this nature. Employers are unlikely to want to hire someone with a conviction of a violent crime on their record, and landlords may not want to rent their property.