The broad definition of assault and battery makes them some of the most common charges in Bountiful and Utah overall. Many residents are mistaken by thinking that these are minor charges, they can actually have stiff penalties that can alter the course of your life. If you or someone you know is facing assault and battery charges it is essential to consult with a criminal defense attorney who can represent you and turn your situation around. Joseph Jardine is that attorney.
Assault is the threat to physically harm someone else, if followed by unlawful force or violence or the appearance of unlawful force or violence, battery charges will then come into play. 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 assault and battery defense attorney immediately.
At The Law Office of Joseph Jardine, P.C., our 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.
After the initial consultation, we can determine a course of action. Once an attorney is retained they will work with the court clerks to set a court date that potential benefits their clients. 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 Law Offices of Joseph Jardine, P.C., are dedicated to providing their clients in Bountiful with a superb criminal defense team that can handle any case. After more than fifteen years of experience defending the residents of Bountiful, 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 Bountiful and throughout Davis County. If you are currently facing DUI charges, Call 801-350-3506 Jardine Law Offices, P.C. today for a free case evaluation.