Assault, Battery and Violent Crimes

Crimes of violence are often in the news and police, prosecutors and judges take these offenses very seriously, even if nobody is permanently injured. What you may think of as a minor scuffle or bar fight can land you in jail with a felony record for the rest of your life. If you are in any type of physical confrontation you should not make any statements don’t talk to the police or anyone else, and ask for an attorney at the first possible instance. Not talking and asking for attorney is not a sign of guilt, it is just plain smart.