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Assault and Battery Case Defense Consulting Services

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Key PointDetail
DefinitionAssault and battery are serious charges, each with specific legal definitions.
ConsequencesThese charges carry significant penalties and can affect one’s personal and professional life.
StrategiesProper defense strategies can significantly impact the case’s outcome.
Our RoleAt Konstantakis Law Office, we specialize in defending against these charges.
Get HelpContacting experienced representation like ours is crucial for a favorable outcome.

Introduction to Assault and Battery Cases

Assault and battery cases are serious. These charges can deeply affect a person’s life. It’s not just about potential jail time; it can also mean changes in how you are seen at work and in your community. We at Konstantakis Law Office understand the weight of these charges. We are here to help defend you.


Understanding Assault and Battery

Assault and battery might sound similar, but they are different. Assault is when you threaten someone with harm. Battery happens when you actually touch someone in a harmful way. It’s important to know the difference because it affects how we defend you.

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The Legal Consequences of Assault and Battery Charges

The law can be tough on these cases. You might face jail, fines, or other penalties. Plus, having these charges on your record can change how people see you and affect your job. We know how these consequences can change your life, and we’re here to help make sure your side of the story is heard.
Battery is generally classified as intentional harm to another person, and its legal ramifications are defined under Wisconsin State Statute 940.19. Here’s a breakdown of the possible charges and their associated penalties:

  • Class A Misdemeanor: This level is for causing bodily harm with the intent to harm, which can lead to fines up to $10,000 and/or jail time of up to 9 months.
  • Class I Felony: This is charged for causing substantial bodily harm with intent, carrying potential fines up to $10,000 and/or imprisonment for up to 3 years and 6 months.
  • Class H Felony: Applied for causing great bodily harm with intent, this can result in fines up to $10,000 and/or up to 6 years in prison.
  • Class E Felony: The most severe, for causing great bodily harm with the intent to do so, can attract fines up to $50,000 and/or up to 15 years in prison.

Special circumstances can elevate the charge, such as harm against specific individuals like police officers or public officials, or if the victim is a child or pregnant woman. The nuances of the case, such as the defendant’s relationship to the victim and the victim’s characteristics, can significantly affect the charges and penalties.


Defense Strategies in Assault and Battery Cases

Every case is different, so the defense strategy depends on the specifics. Maybe there was a misunderstanding, or maybe you weren’t there at all. We work to find the best strategy for your case. With our experience, we know what works and what doesn’t.

Here are some common defense strategies that may be employed:

  1. Self-Defense: Arguing that the defendant was acting to protect themselves, their property, or another person from imminent harm. This defense must establish that the perceived threat was reasonable and that the force used was necessary and proportionate to the threat.
  2. Defense of Others: Similar to self-defense, this strategy involves claiming that the defendant was protecting another person from immediate harm.
  3. Accidental Harm: Demonstrating that any harm caused was accidental and not intentional, and that the defendant did not act with negligence or recklessness.
  4. Consent: In some cases, the defense can argue that the alleged victim consented to the conduct that led to the charges, which can be a viable defense depending on the circumstances surrounding the incident.
  5. Alibi: Providing evidence that the defendant was not present at the location where the alleged assault or battery occurred, and thus could not have committed the crime.
  6. Insufficient Evidence: Challenging the prosecution’s evidence as insufficient to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant committed the crime.
  7. Misidentification: Arguing that the defendant was not the individual who committed the alleged act, especially in cases where identification by witnesses is a key component of the prosecution’s case.
  8. Mental Health Defense: In certain situations, the defense may argue that the defendant was not responsible for their actions due to a mental health disorder or temporary insanity.
  9. Intoxication: While voluntary intoxication is typically not a defense to battery, it may be relevant in some cases to negate an element of the offense, such as intent.
  10. Mitigating Circumstances: Presenting evidence of circumstances that, while not excusing the act, might reduce the defendant’s culpability and lead to a lesser charge or sentence.
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The Role of Konstantakis Law Office in Your Defense

We’ve been doing this for years. We’ve seen all kinds of assault and battery cases, and we’ve learned a lot about how to defend our clients effectively. Choosing us means you get a team that listens to you, understands your situation, and knows how to fight for you.

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Getting the Right Legal Representation

If you’re facing these charges, getting the right lawyer is the most important step you can take. At Konstantakis Law Office, we’re committed to providing you with the best defense possible.

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Assault and battery cases can change your life, but you don’t have to face them alone. With our experience and commitment to our clients, we are here to defend you. If you find yourself facing these charges, reaching out to us at Konstantakis Law Office can make all the difference. Let’s work together to navigate this difficult time.


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