Arrested for Assault or Battery?
If you have been in a bar fight or other altercation, you may be charged with assault or battery. Both charges are serious and need to be defended by a knowledgeable and experienced criminal defense attorney.
Protect your freedom. Contact Schlimmer Law, LLC, at 913-284-0231, toll free at 877-290-3132, or send an e-mail to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your defense with a lawyer.
Olathe Battery Defense Lawyer
Kansas law defines assault and battery as:
- Assault: Assault is intentionally placing another person in reasonable apprehension of immediate bodily harm. There does not have to be actual contact with an assault charge. A threat will constitute assault.
- Battery: Battery is intentionally or recklessly causing bodily harm to another person; or intentionally causing physical contact with another person when done in a rude, insulting or angry manner. Unlike assault, battery requires actual contact.
The use of a weapon will cause an assault or battery charge to become an aggravated assault or an aggravated battery. Aggravation seriously increases the charge and the penalties. Your criminal history will also affect the consequences of the crime. If you have a record, you may go to prison.
Contact Schlimmer Law, LLC, Today
Contact me to schedule your free initial consultation with an experienced Kansas City Assault Charge Lawyer. To best meet the needs of my clients, I am willing to meet clients in jail, and I offer evening and weekend appointments. My firm is located across the street from the Johnson County Courthouse. I can be reached online or by calling 913-284-0231.