Fight Assault And Battery Charges
Allegations of assault and battery carry serious criminal and civil ramifications. If you are charged with assaulting another person or are accused of domestic abuse, then you need the immediate legal counsel of a qualified criminal defense attorney. The lawyer at the Stone Law Office is committed to protecting your rights.
Domestic violence cases move quickly, and courts often grant protective orders on no more than the say-so of the alleged victim. Contact attorney Gary D. Stone right away for swift action. He represents citizens of the greater Kansas City, Kansas, metro area – including Wyandotte, Johnson and the surrounding counties – charged with assault and battery in connection with:
- Violence against a family member
- Bar fight, school fight or other altercation
What Are Your Rights?
Assault and battery can result in jail time and fines and may have major consequences regarding child custody. If you’re convicted, you could lose your right to possess firearms, and you could lose your current job or face barriers to future employment. Attorney Stone provides a tough defense for fighting the following criminal charges:
- Assault (K.S.A. 21-3408) refers to threats or actions that put someone in fear for their personal safety. This is a class C misdemeanor.
- Battery (K.S.A. 21-3412) is actual physical contact. It can be punching or other force resulting in physical harm, or it can be pushing, shoving, slapping or other contact in a “rude, insulting or angry manner” that does not necessarily cause injury. Battery is a class B misdemeanor.
- Domestic battery (K.S.A. 21-3412a) refers to battery of a spouse, partner, ex-spouse, parent or adult family member. Domestic battery is a class B misdemeanor.
- Aggravated battery (K.S.A. 21-3414) is battery that results in great bodily injury or disfigurement, involves the use of a weapon or that could have caused great bodily harm.
Defense Against Assault And Battery Charges
A first offense will typically not result in a jail sentence (beyond the statutory minimum 48 hours for domestic battery). The police generally charge offenses resulting in a serious injury as a felony with the likelihood of substantial jail or prison time. The court may also impose restraining orders, order you to anger management or batterer’s intervention classes, and place other restrictions at sentencing.
While he does not guarantee the outcome of your case, attorney Stone will defend you at all hearings and examine every aspect of your case to defend the charges. He will work with prosecutors to keep you out of jail and keep your family together. If he cannot arrange lesser charges or alternative punishments, criminal defense attorney Stone is always prepared to take your case to trial.
Protect Your Rights. Defend Your Freedom.
Contact the Stone Law Office immediately if the police have charged you with an offense in connection with a fight or domestic violence situation. Contact the firm’s Kansas City, Kansas, office at 913-281-6601 or call Mr. Stone directly (after hours and on weekends) at 816-516-8000. The Stone Law Office offers a free initial consultation and accepts major credit cards.