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Assault and battery charges can stem from the smallest of arguments. While you may not even perceive your actions as criminal, others may attempt to pursue charges against you regardless if it is warranted or not. Whether you have been accused of assault or battery, it is crucial that you retain legal counsel to give you a better chance of overcoming the legal challenges ahead. Our firm is here to help you in every way we can. Our Rhode Island criminal attorneys provide effective legal representation and work to protect our clients from harsh penalties.
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The Legal Definition of Assault
Assault is a threat that makes another individual fear for their immediate safety, while battery is the use of force that results in harmful or offensive contact. Simple assault is one of the most common charges in Rhode Island and could result in a maximum fine of $1,000, up to a year of imprisonment, or both. However, the use of a deadly weapon in an assault and battery charge carries much more severe penalties, which includes the misdemeanor charge being increased to a felony charge, as well as a maximum jail / prison sentence of 20 years.
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An assault and/or battery charge can carry serious and potentially life-changing repercussions. That is why it is imperative for you to contact Abilheira Law, LLC as soon as possible to form a solid defense that protects you and your future. Our Rhode Island criminal defense lawyers are here to stand up for your rights and advocate for your side of the story.
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