Violent Offenses

Boston Assault and Battery Lawyer

  • Assault and Battery
  • Assault and Battery by mean of a  dangerous weapon
  • Domestic assault and battery
  • Violation of a restraining order
  • Stalking
  • Robbery
  • Rape
  • Mayhem
  • Murder

Every crime has legal elements. Elements are the pieces that the government is required to prove beyond a reasonable doubt. Each element must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt before a conviction can occur. The following is a summary of the elements for a few frequently charged violent offenses.

Assault and Battery: Intentional, unjustified touching of another, however slight, or a wanton or reckless act causing person injury. In Massachusetts this is a misdemeanor offense punishable by up to 2 ½ years in the House of Correction. Contact Boston Assault and Battery Lawyer Jeff Miller for a free consultation.

Assault And Battery By Means Of A Dangerous Weapon: The elements are the same as assault and battery with the added element the crime was committed by means of a dangerous weapon. In Massachusetts this is a felony offense punishable by up to 2 ½ years in the House of Correction or 10 years in State prison. Criminal defendants often believe dangerous weapons only include things such as firearms or knives. This belief is misplaced. In Massachusetts, virtually anything can be a dangerous weapon depending on how it is used.  Call Boston ABDW Defense Attorney Jeff Miller to schedule an appointment

Robbery: Trespassory taking and carrying away of another’s property with the intent to permanently deprive that person of the property by force, attempted force or threat of force. Armed robbery adds the element of committing the elements while armed. Both armed and unarmed robberies are life felonies punishable by any term of years in state prison up to life in prison.  Call Massachusetts Robbery Defense Lawyer Jeff Miller to schedule a consultation.

Rape: Sexual intercourse or unnatural sexual intercourse with another, without consent, by force or threat of force. In Massachusetts, rape is a felony punishable by any term of years in state prison up to life in prison.  Contact Massachusetts Rape Defense Lawyer Jeff Miller for a confidential appointment.

Mayhem: Whoever, with malicious intent to maim or disfigure … puts out or destroys an eye, … or whoever, with intent to maim or disfigure, assaults another person with a dangerous weapon … and by such assault disfigures, cripples or inflicts serious or permanent physical injury upon such person … shall be punished. In Massachusetts, Mayhem is a felony offense punishable by up to 20 years in state prison.  Call Suffolk County Mayehm Defense Lawyer Jeff Miller to schedule an appointment.

Contact Boston Violent Crime Defense Attorney Jeff Miller to schedule an appointment to discuss your case.

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