Assault and Battery on an Individual with an Intellectual Disability
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Any who commits a simple assault and battery on an individual with intellectual disabilities knowing that the person has an intellectual disability will be guilty of assault and battery on an individual with intellectual disabilities.
You Could Be Facing 5 to 10 Years In Prison If Convicted
Assault and battery on an individual with intellectual disabilities is a serious crime carrying stiff penalties. Massachusetts General Laws 265 section 13 F allows a judge to sentence a defendant that is found guilty to a maximum of five years in prison. If a defendant is found guilty of his or her second offense they could face a maximum of 10 years in prison.
The prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant knew that the victim was an individual with intellectual disabilities. The statute doesn’t apply where an individual with intellectual disabilities commits an assault on another individual with intellectual disabilities.
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Assault and battery is a serious offense and the prosecutor will work hard to prove your guilt. In most cases involving assault charges, the prosecutor will also seek the maximum punishment possible. For the best possible outcome, you need a criminal defense attorney who has experience in cases involving assault and battery charges; an attorney who will take the time to investigate your case and prepare a strong defense in your favor.
Any assault and battery conviction will remain on a public criminal record and can lead to job loss, difficulties in finding employment or educational opportunities.
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