An assault is either an attempted battery or an unlawful offer of harm that places another person in reasonable fear or apprehension of an immediate battery. Battery is the harmful or offensive touching of another person, without justification or excuse.

This type of conduct includes most acts of violence or attempted violence. The incidents become more serious if dangerous weapons are used or severe injury is caused.

Healy O’Connor provides legal advice and defends clients against assault charges arising in the criminal justice system.The penalties for this type of crime range from a prison sentence to a period of probation, depending upon several factors, including, the criminal history of the defendant, the nature of the force or violence, the type of injury that resulted and the characteristics of the victim (child, elderly person, mentally disabled, sick or infirmed.

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