Skilled Assault And Battery Defense
Assault and battery are serious criminal charges that can result in significant jail or prison time. It is important to work with a skilled and experienced criminal defense lawyer to obtain the most favorable outcome possible. The stakes are too high to do otherwise.
At the law office of Anthony M. Salerno, P.C., our attorney has defended clients against all types of assault and battery charges, as well as a range of other criminal charges. As a former state trooper and a criminal defense attorney for 25 years, he has the investigative skills and knowledge needed to determine the facts of each case. He also has significant courtroom experience because of his many opportunities to testify as a state police officer.
An Attorney With Investigative Skills
Although completely willing to take a case to trial if needed, our lawyer strives to have cases dismissed or the charges reduced long before the matter is tried. Because of his investigative skills, he is able to identify potentially weak evidence and file motions to dismiss. He is also able to see evidence that is potentially damaging to our client and file motions to suppress the evidence. His defense strategies also include seeking a reduction of the charge to a misdemeanor or, in the case of a domestic violence complaint, having the other party drop the charges.
Seeking The Best Defense Possible
If an assault or assault and battery case goes to trial, our attorney uses the defense that best fits the facts of the case. He has employed self-defense, provocation and defense of another as a basis for not guilty verdicts. Our firm works closely with clients and witnesses, preparing them to testify if needed and partnering with them as the case moves forward. Clients are part of the decision-making process at our law firm, because an involved client is best able to participate effectively in his or her own defense.
We find that assault and battery charges arise in circumstances that include bullying, elder abuse, use of weapons and child abuse. We have defended clients who were involved in bar fights or were celebrating a sports victory. Whatever the situation, our attorney digs deep to develop the best defense strategy possible and obtain a favorable outcome.