Manhattan Assault & Battery Lawyer
If you have been charged with assault or battery, you need the help of an experienced attorney. These are serious charges, and you could face jail time, fines, and probation. Without the right legal representation, you could end up with a permanent criminal record that could affect your future employment and educational opportunities.
At Caffey, Johnson & Ingels, we have the skills and experience necessary to help you fight your charges. We are dedicated to providing exceptional client service, and we will work tirelessly to help you resolve your case as favorably as possible.
What Is Assault & Battery?
Assault and battery are both crimes that involve the threat of force against another person. While they are very similar crimes, they are separate charges that carry different penalties. It is important to understand the differences between these two crimes so you can choose the right attorney to represent you.
Assault is the threat of force against another person. It is a crime to threaten another person with violence. Assault does not have to be carried out; it is enough that the person believed that the threat would be carried out. For example, if you verbally threaten to hit another person, you have threatened that person with force, and you could be charged with assault.
Battery is the actual use of force against another person. It is a crime to hit, punch, kick, shove, or otherwise touch another person against their will. Like assault, battery does not have to be carried out; the threat of force is enough to charge someone with battery. For example, if you verbally threaten to hit another person, you have threatened that person with force, and you could be charged with battery.
Penalties for Assault & Battery in Kansas
In Kansas, penalties for assault and battery depend on the circumstances of the crime and the criminal history of the defendant. For example, if the defendant has prior convictions for battery, the penalties for battery will be increased if the new battery charge involves similar circumstances.
Why Caffey, Johnson & Ingels for Your Assault & Battery Case?
At Caffey, Johnson & Ingels, we have years of experience handling criminal defense cases in Kansas. We have the knowledge and skills necessary to help you resolve your case as favorably as possible. We are dedicated to providing exceptional client service, and we will work tirelessly to help you resolve your case.
Lora D. IngelsAttorney & PartnerLora D. Ingels is a Kansas native, graduating magna cum laude from Wichita State University with a bachelor’s in political science. Ms. Ingels received her Juris Doctorate from Washburn University in 2006, and was admitted to practice in Kansas in 2006. ...
Erik E. HagemanAssociate AttorneyErik E. Hageman, a native of Abilene Kansas worked for Caffey, Johnson & Ingels, P.A. for three years while he attended Kansas State University. During undergrad he also worked for the Dickinson County Attorney’s Office in Abilene. Erik received his ...
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