Possible Defenses to Assault and Battery Charges
Assault and battery are serious charges that can lead to jail time, a criminal record, and a tarnished reputation. If you have been charged with assault or battery, it is important to know that there are defenses available to you.
If you are facing assault or battery charges, our Bloomington criminal defense attorney at The Prior Law Firm, P.C., can help you identify the best defense strategies available to you based on the facts of your case.Defenses to Assault and Battery
These are some of the most common defenses to assault and battery charges:
One of the most common defenses to assault and battery charges is self-defense. This defense is based on the argument that the defendant used force against the victim to protect themselves from harm. In order for this defense to be successful, the defendant must show that they reasonably believed that they were in imminent [...]