Assault vs. Battery

Assault and battery are regularly confused with one another, but there is an important distinction to be made between the two. Assault can involve just the threat of violence or injury, and does not necessarily have to involve actual violence or injury. Battery, on the other hand, must involve carrying out an actual threat or act of violence. Understanding these two terms can make a world of difference if a person is facing battery or assault charges, and the attorneys of Alexander & Associates can help anyone in Lewisville facing one of these two charges better understand their legal rights when it comes to assault and/or battery.

Consequences of Assault and Battery

Because assault and battery are different crimes, they are accompanied by different penalties. However, these penalties will generally include:

  • Fines
  • Jail time
  • Restraining orders

Typically, the penalties associated with battery will be more severe than those associated with assault; however, it is also largely dependent on a person’s unique situation, such as the extent of the charges and past criminal convictions. Additionally, more penalties will likely be levied against a person who has other charges against them, such as violating probation.

Discuss Assault and Battery Charges with an Attorney in Lewisville

Facing a criminal charge like battery or assault can make you feel alone and like no one is one your side, but the attorneys of Alexander & Associates actually work to provide the support and guidance people in such situations need. Learn more about your charges and possible defense options by calling (972) 420-6560.