12 years prosecuting experience
Assault and battery usually go together. Assault is the threat of violence, and battery is the actual harming of another person. (The words battering and battery are related.)
Battery doesn’t have to be brutal, like a punch to the stomach. Merely laying hands on another person, if done in a threatening or intimidating way, may cause you to be arrested.
In Missouri, there are three classes of assault: first degree( a Class B felony), second degree (a Class C felony, and third degree (a Class C misdemeanor).
When assault involves family or household members, the crime is called domestic assault. Domestic assault has its own rules that are often harsher than ordinary assault. Troy Leavitt has achieved many successes defending individuals against false, spiteful or trumped-up charges.
Defense attorney Troy Leavitt deploys every kind of assault defense, depending on the specifics:
Often, the best course of action is to have a very serious assault charge reduced to a less serious misdemeanor offense.
When assault involves a motor vehicle, you will likely be charged with vehicular assault. Troy Leavitt defends individuals charged with vehicular assault, vehicular manslaughter and DUI in which another party is injured.
Our firm also defends against other charges of violent crimes: murder, manslaughter, armed robbery, brandishing a gun and sexual assault.
Talk to Blue Springs assault defense lawyer Troy Leavitt to discuss the charges leveled against you. He can assess your chances, discuss defense strategies with you and plot a course of action leading to success.
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