Simply put, assault is the act of threatening someone and battery is intentionally injuring someone or touching someone without permission.
Assault and Battery committed within a family unit or between people with children in common are considered Domestic Violence Assault and Battery and have enhanced penalties.
If the judge orders you to have no contact with the alleged victim in this type of case, violation of that order will constitute a separate criminal charge of Violating a Pretrial Release Order in a Domestic Violence Case.
The Judge will also likely hold you in jail pending trial if you violate this order.
If you are accused of domestic violence, or an alleged victim who would like contact with an accused, please contact us for more information.This type of battery is also a felony, which means the government might be seeking a lengthy prison sentence.Domestic Violence Battery By Strangulation is the cutting off of breathing or circulation of another by applying pressure to the throat or covering the mouth and nose.Additionally, if you have at least 1 prior battery conviction, then you may be charged with a felony, punishable by up to 5 years in prison.That is why it is important to have an experienced criminal lawyer on your side.