Assault and battery are often used interchangeably but they are actually two different things. Assault is a criminal offense involving the threat or attempt of violence on another individual. It does not involve the act of physically hitting or other forms of violence towards an individual. Battery encompasses the physical aspect of the case like hitting, striking or touching someone against their will. Assault charges often lead to battery charges when action is taken on the threat. When a juvenile in Layton is charged with assault and battery it can leave a lasting effect on their future.
My name is Joseph Jardine, and as a juvenile assault attorney, I have years of experience handling assault and battery cases. As well as these cases I also have extensive experience defending juveniles in the juvenile court system and working with prosecuting attorneys, police officers and judges to negotiate the best possible outcome for each client. My experience shows in the courtroom.
The attorneys at Jardine Law Offices P.C. are just as skilled at representing those accused of juvenile assault and battery. Our team of legal professionals knows what it takes to win over a courtroom. Give us a call today if you need a Layton juvenile assault attorney.
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 assault and battery defense attorney immediately.
There are various reasons a child can be found facing juvenile assault and battery charges. At times they were acting in self defense of a bully or trying to diffuse a situation and were instead seen as the wrongdoer. These are just a few examples of wrongful assault and battery allegations. Juveniles should not have to suffer for the rest of their life because of a misunderstanding.
We pride ourselves in taking on Layton juvenile assault cases and placing clients in the best position to succeed. If your child is facing juvenile assault and battery charges, it is imperative to their future to retain a Layton juvenile assault attorney. Time is of the essence, the sooner you call the higher your chances are of establishing an ironclad defense. Call Jardine Law Offices, P.C. today and give your juvenile the chance to have a brighter future.