Assault and Battery are two of the most common charges in Farmington and the State of Utah, mostly due to their broad definition. But no matter how minor you think the offense it, assault and battery can carry some significant consequences, and when that happens, you need an assault and battery defense attorney in Farmington who can represent you and turn your situation around. Joseph Jardine is that attorney.
What Is Assault Or Battery
In a nutshell, any attempt or threat to physically harm someone else, if followed by unlawful force or violence, or appearance of unlawful force or violence, is considered Assault or Battery. Usually, this is filed as a misdemeanor charge, punishable by up to a year in jail and a $2,500 fine, but depending on the circumstances, the prosecutor may raise the charge to Aggravated Assault, a second degree felony. This charge may carry a penalty of up to fifteen years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Because the penalties can be extreme, it is vital that anyone charged with Assault or Battery contact an experienced Farmington assault and battery defense attorney immediately.
At The Law Office of Joseph Jardine, P.C., the attorneys work hard to provide their clients with all the opportunities available for reducing their indiscretion, and help get them back on the right track.