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Aggravated Assault in Woburn, Massachusetts

Any type of criminal allegation against you is alarming. A crime as serious as aggravated assault or battery, however, can be especially devastating to your life. It is important to hire a criminal defense lawyer in Woburn, Massachusetts if you are facing aggravated assault charges. Contact Spring & Spring for a free conversation with our lead attorney, Chris Spring.

Attorney Chris Spring is: 

  • A highly qualified and experienced attorney who solely practices criminal defense.
  • A defense lawyer who has successfully resolved cases for hundreds of clients in the Commonwealth.
  • An attorney who is friendly with his clients but aggressive in the courtroom.

Contact Spring & Spring at (617) 513-9444 24/7 to request a free initial consultation with Attorney Spring. You will speak directly to our lead attorney himself – not an associate or machine. 

How a Woburn Aggravated Assault Criminal Defense Attorney Can Help You

Deciding whether or not to hire a private criminal defense attorney can be a tough decision. If you are facing serious criminal charges such as aggravated assault, however, legal representation is a must. You need the best possible defense to combat the claims against you and protect your rights. Attorney Chris Spring can handle tasks for you such as:

  • Answering any questions you may have about your criminal case.
  • Correctly filing the necessary motions and dealing with all the paperwork associated with the case.
  • Protecting you from prosecutors who may otherwise try to take advantage of you.
  • Representing you as your stand-in at a hearing in Woburn.
  • Standing by your side throughout the entire criminal justice process.
  • Using intimate knowledge of criminal law to help you.
  • Building an aggressive criminal defense strategy on your behalf.

You do not have to wonder about the fate of your criminal case. Attorney Spring will communicate with you often about the status of your case and your defense plan. Start by requesting a free meeting in Woburn, MA when you contact us.

What Is Aggravated Assault? Simple Assault vs. Aggravated Assault in Massachusetts

The legal definition of simple assault in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is attempting to commit an assault and battery or placing another person in fear of an assault and battery (no contact between the defendant and the alleged victim is necessary). Assault and battery, on the other hand, is defined as touching another person without his or her consent. These crimes escalate to the level of aggravated assault if the aggressor causes the victim serious bodily injury, knew the victim was pregnant at the time, or committed the assault and battery while the victim had a restraining order against the offender. 

During your case, the prosecution must prove the existence of these elements beyond a reasonable doubt for the jury to find you guilty. A conviction for aggravated assault in Massachusetts could lead to the following penalties:

  • Jail time at the House of Correction for no more than two and a half years; or
  • Imprisonment in the state prison for no longer than five years; and/or
  • A fine of up to $1,000.

It is critical to hire the right criminal defense lawyer in Woburn. Otherwise, you could face life-changing penalties with an aggravated assault conviction. This is a serious offense in Massachusetts with serious penalties to match.  

Defenses to Aggravated Assault

An aggravated assault charge is not impenetrable. Attorney Chris Spring can create a defense strategy capable of protecting you from the worst possible outcomes of your case. The right defense could reduce the charges against you, such as reducing a felony to a misdemeanor, or mitigate the penalties a judge imposes. Of course, you always have the right to try the case and Attorney Spring will argue to the jury that you should be found not guilty. Common defenses to aggravated assault include:

  • Self-defense
  • Defense of someone else or property
  • Accident
  • Duress
  • Necessity

You will work closely with Attorney Spring as your criminal defense attorney in Woburn. Chris will listen to your story, ask you questions, address your needs, and help you achieve your goals for the case. Start by requesting a free confidential case review. We will visit you at home to discuss your options. Contact us online or call (617) 513-9444 today.