Assault & Battery

Assault and battery are two different but related crimes that often occur at the same time and, as a result, are typically prosecuted together. Assault involves the act of threatening to injure someone, whereas battery refers to the actual act of violence. Both assault and battery are taken very seriously in a court of law and carry harsh penalties including jail time and more.

At the Law Firm of Lea P. Krauss, we understand the gravity of an assault and battery charge and work vigorously to defend the rights of the accused. If you or a loved one has been accused of assault and battery, please contact us today for a complimentary consultation with a skilled and respected criminal defense attorney who can evaluate the charges and help you determine the best course of action.

Assault & Battery Defenses

The Law Firm of Lea P. Krauss has a wealth of experience with assault and battery defense. We will tailor our defense strategy to the particular circumstances of your case. Possible defenses may include:


The alleged victim consented to the harm, as in a sports match for instance.


For example, some jurisdictions allow teachers to use limited physical force to discipline students.

Prevention of a crime

Under certain circumstances, the use of violence or force is permitted to prevent a crime.

Self defense, defense of property, or defense of others

Force may legally be used to prevent physical harm to oneself, someone else, or to prevent the harm or theft of an individual’s property.

Mutual, voluntary combat

In some jurisdictions, a person cannot be charged with assault and battery if the parties involved mutually agreed to fight and neither used excessive or unreasonable physical force.

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