Everyone is entitled to their opinion and you may feel passionate about your beliefs, however, be cautious of escalation. What happens if that argument gets physical or threatens to get physical and you end up facing charges of assault or battery? Attorney Scott McClintock is an experienced defense attorney who helps clients get out of their tight spots.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ASSAULT AND BATTERY?
Assault and battery are different, although crime podcasts and television shows often make it sound as if they are one charge. If a report of actual harm happens a charge of battery applies. If, however, the accused is perceived as having given the threat of harm an assault charge applies.
In some instances, both an assault and a battery charge may apply.
WILL AN ASSAULT OR BATTERY CHARGE APPEAR ON MY RECORD?
If you are involved in an altercation that involves the police and you find yourself arrested for assault or battery you will be booked and processed. Any future criminal background checks done may show the charge. This can cause clients a lot of stress and risk future job opportunities.
This is not the time to rush into decisions about your defense plan. When you have an experienced attorney on your side like Scott McClintock, you can trust that he will have the advice you need to help make decisions in the best interest of you and your loved ones.
CAN I GET JAIL TIME WITH AN ASSAULT OR BATTERY CHARGE?
Illinois Law has a system for classifying different types of assault and battery charges. For example, battery charges that involve a weapon or a minor may have harsher punishments. Other factors that are considered when investigating a battery or assault charge include the condition of the victim after the altercation.
The type of crime for which you are charged will directly depend on the punishment you face. Punishments may include fines, community service, and or incarceration. Lucky for you it is possible to fight back against criminal charges with an experienced defense attorney!
WHO IS THE BEST CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY NEAR ME?
If you are charged with a crime like assault or battery it can be an extremely stressful time. Don’t let your charges complicate your future goals. Contact Attorney Scott McClintock. You can be sure you have secured the best defense attorney in Western Illinois. McClintock Law has helped people just like you get favorable legal outcomes throughout the area. Let Scott get to work for you. Call McClintock Law for a free criminal defense consultation at (309) 715-7181.