Assault & Battery FAQs
- Can I file assault or battery charges against a relative?
- What is the difference in assault and battery?
- What is aggravated assault?
Can I file assault or battery charges against a relative?
Yes. A large number of assault and battery charges are filed against family members. If you have been abused by your spouse, sibling, or parent, you have the right to file a restraining order and legal complaint against the person. Don’t let a past relationship interfere with your safety.
Contact the San Diego assault and battery lawyers of the Ritter & Associates office to speak to a compassionate attorney about your rights as a victim. We are available at 619-296-0123 if you are in need of our legal services.
What is the difference in assault and battery?
In almost all cases, assault is the threat of harm and battery is the actual violence. This can be translated to a number of different types of unlawful behavior such as sexual, emotional, physical, and abuse. Both are serious crimes and should be reported immediately.
If you have been the victim of any kind of assault and battery, it is important that you take action against the aggressor immediately. Contact the San Diego assault and battery lawyers of Ritter & Associates at 619-296-0123.
What is aggravated assault?
Aggravated assault is an enhanced type of assault that involves the threat or attempt of an unwanted and illegal action with a deadly weapon. An example of this type of crime is the attempt to perform a sexual act with a victim by threatening them with a deadly weapon. The consequences for this type of action are much more serious and may require specialized legal representation to prosecute.
The San Diego assault and battery attorneys of Ritter & Associates are prepared to help you if you are in this troubling situation. Contact our offices at 619-296-0123 for information about our services.
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If you or a loved one have been the victim of assault, please contact the attorneys of Ritter & Associates today today for help. Call us at 866-930-0233 to discover more about your legal options.
Learn more about your rights regarding assault and battery on our assault and battery practice area page.