Cincinnati Assault and Battery Attorneys
Conviction for assault and battery could result in a permanent criminal record that could make it difficult for you to find work, rent an apartment, or obtain a firearm. You will likely be required to attend anger management classes, serve some time in jail, be placed on parole, and have your life interrupted in ways you never imagined. How your case is prepared, the facts submitted in your defense and how they are presented can effect the outcome of the charges and sentence against you. At the law office of James S. Arnold, we investigate the circumstances surrounding your arrest, what led to the charges being filed against you, and what others present saw and heard prior to the confrontation.
We tell your side of the story, presenting facts and information important for understanding what happened. To schedule a free consultation to discuss how we can help you, contact the law office of James S. Arnold today.
Charges of Assault and Battery
The criminal defense attorneys at James S. Arnold represent clients arrested for assault and battery involving the following:
- Domestic violence
- Bar room fight
- Sexual assault
- Fight at a sports event
- Road rage
- Confrontation with neighbor
- Fight in a parking lot
Self Defense or Assault?
Eyewitnesses aren’t always aware of events that lead up to a confrontation. When people start fighting, it’s not uncommon for witnesses to assume the person responsible for starting a fight is the one they see doing most of the hitting. Since police are usually interested in restoring order, they typically don’t spend too much time asking questions but simply arrest whoever they believe was involved or responsible. As a result, people who were simply engaged self defense can find themselves arrested on charges of assault and battery.
Telling Your Side to the Court
At the law office of James S. Arnold, we explain what led up to a fight or confrontation. Even if you are responsible for hitting someone first, a number of extenuating factors can affect whether the charges against you are dropped or reduced. If you believed your safety was in imminent danger or excessive stress or anxiety played a role in your reaction, we provide evidence from eyewitnesses and medical professionals discussing the context surrounding your actions.
Contact Assault and Battery Attorneys
Don’t assume a plea of “guilty” can make an assault and battery charge go away. There are serious consequences associated with almost every criminal conviction and assault and battery is no different. We can help you fight the charges against you — contact the law office of James S. Arnold today to schedule a free, confidential consultation to discuss your case.