Gathering Evidence to Establish Your Innocence
In a case that involves intentional harm, our goal is to demonstrate that the prosecution failed to establish that you are guilty of the charges against you. We investigate your case to gather evidence and speak with witnesses who can testify on your behalf.
Some of the evidence we obtain may include:
- Eyewitness statements
- Expert testimony
- Clues at the crime scene
- Documents or assault reports
- Forensic evidence
Based on the evidence and the circumstances of the case, we develop a legal strategy to defend you against the assault and battery charge. Don’t settle for less than an experienced criminal defense attorney.
How We Defend Your Case
The prosecution must convince a jury that you are guilty of the charges against you beyond any reasonable doubt. Therefore, we will build your case specifically to instill doubt and establish your innocence. There are several issues that we may look at when formulating a defense strategy including:
Assault and battery charges imply that your actions were intentional and that you meant to harm the victim. We may be able to show that your actions were unintentional and that the injury was an accident or unexpected even if you assaulted the person.
You are permitted to use reasonable actions to defend yourself from an assailant. If you believed that you were being attacked and defended yourself, then we build a legal strategy around self-defense.
Victim’s Criminal Record or History
If the victim has a history of violence or criminal activity, then we may attempt to present this evidence to a jury. We may be able to use the evidence to demonstrate that you were acting in self-defense or that the conditions of the injury were not related to an assault.
Cases that involve assault and battery may reveal that there was ‘bad blood’ or conflict between you and the alleged victim. If so, we may provide evidence that shows that there was bias was from the plaintiff or prosecutor.
Improper Handling of the Case
We may argue that the police incorrectly handled your case or coerced you into admitting that you committed the crime. We may discover that evidence was tampered with or that the prosecution committed errors in building their case against you.