Assault and battery are both forms of violence law. However, there is a major difference – and that has to do with actual harm. Assault is the charge when the state’s position is that you threatened someone physically. Battery is the charge when the state’s side is that you actually physically hurt the person.
It is particularly important to hire an assault and battery attorney if your charge (whether assault or battery) is categorized as aggravated. Both aggravated assault and aggravated battery are more serious charges that carry more severe sentences.
Knowledgeable Assault & Battery Attorney
While you are seen by many as the aggressor in these cases, it is key to hire an attorney who will listen and see your side. You must feel your assault or battery lawyer is highly skilled but also approachable. Tomas, reviewing on Avvo, said that he hired Atkinson because he interviewed him and “found him to be knowledgeable and personable.”
You don’t just need a knowledgeable person with whom you can speak, though. If you need an aggravated assault and battery defense, you need someone who will not neglect you in an effort to represent as many clients as they can. Jack Brewer, writing on Google, said that Atkinson “was very attentive to my needs and … kept me up to date on proceedings.”
An Assault & Battery Lawyer with Experience
At Atkinson Law Office, we have extensive experience representing the accused and winning victories for and with them. Before starting this firm, Atkinson handled criminal law for the private firm of a prominent Idaho senator. He also has better perspective from having worked on both sides of the aisle, for the Gem County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office and Ada County Public Defender’s Office.
Often people are falsely accused or overcharged in Ada County. At Atkinson Law Office, we use every tool at our disposal to ensure our clients are adequately defended from overzealous county prosecutors.