Atlanta Assault & Battery Defense
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If you are facing allegations of an assault or battery in Georgia, Tevis Law Firm, LLC can help. With more than a thousand criminal defense cases handled and countless successes achieved for our clients, you can trust that our Atlanta criminal lawyers will work tirelessly to defend you.
We know what it takes to receive the best possible outcome and will work to ensure that you understand your charges and your best options for protecting your rights and your future.
Understanding Assault & Battery Laws
Assault and battery are often considered one in the same, but they are two separate charges. The difference is that assault charges do not require that actual physical contact be made.
Assault charges include allegations that there was an intentional action, or threat of an action, that caused a person to reasonably fear for their safety. Battery charges include actual physical violence causing bodily harm. In Georgia, the penalties for both assault and battery are the same.
Penalties for assault and battery convictions include:
- Fines of up to $1,000
- Potential restitution fines to victim
- Jail sentence of up to one year, up to 20 years for aggravating factors
It is important to understand that a simple assault charge can be increased to “aggravated” under certain scenarios. These include the use of a deadly weapon, targeting a police officer or other public figure, or assaulting a pregnant woman. Domestic violence is also considered aggravated assault. If you are faced with allegations of aggravated assault and/or battery, it is essential to have an effective and experienced criminal defense attorney in your corner.
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Attorney Brian Tevis of Tevis Law Firm, LLC has been rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest possible rating from a premier legal rating service. This reflects our attorney’s dedication to providing quality and professional legal representation. We have the reputation, experience, and knowledge necessary to handle your assault and battery charge with efficiency and offer free initial consultations so that you can get started risk-free.
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