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.
Once the attorneys are retained, the first order of business is to set a court date that suits their client’s needs. The law firm works hand-in-hand with the court clerks to come up with a date. Once a date has been set for the hearing, your legal team investigates every aspect of the case and the charges. If any flaws are found, Joseph Jardine and his team of assault and battery defense attorneys use those to their advantage to build a tough defense that minimizes criminal charges.
If the prosecution refuses to come to a reasonable agreement – or dismiss the case – The defense then prepares for trial. This preparation includes: securing expert witnesses, getting transcripts for evidence and speaking with whoever they need to that will help your case.
The assault and battery defense attorneys at the Jardine Law Offices, P.C., are dedicated to providing their clients in Farmington with a superb criminal defense team that can handle any case. After more than fifteen years of experience defending the residents of Farmington, they can guarantee effective, compassionate and competent criminal defense in every case that comes their way.
Licensed to practice in both Utah and Idaho, criminal defense attorney Joseph Jardine represents clients in Farmington and throughout Davis County. If you are currently facing assault and battery charges, Call 801-451-9555 Jardine Law Offices, P.C. today for a free case evaluation.