Assault and battery often go hand-in-hand, but they're technically two separate crimes. Battery includes physical violence, while assault can just be the threat of violence or unlawful touching. If you're facing assault charges, Blair Creed Law, LLC is here to help. We offer top-tier legal services in Bristol, CT and the surrounding area.
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Assault charges fall under multiple classifications in Bristol, CT. The consequences for each are as follows:
Third-Degree Assault (Class A Misdemeanor)
Maximum of one year in prison
Fines up to $2,000
Second-Degree Assault (Class D Felony)
Minimum of one year in prison
Maximum of five years in prison
Fines up to $5,000
First-Degree Assault (Class B Felony)
Minimum of five years in prison
Maximum of 20 years in prison
Fines up to $15,000
Any assault with a firearm or controlled substance is automatically bumped up to a second-degree offense. To better understand your charges, reach out to our criminal defense attorney today.