Our knowledgeable and experienced Boston Assault and Battery Dangerous Weapon Lawyers at The Noonan Defense Firm are available to assist clients throughout all of Massachusetts and the Greater Boston area including South Boston, Brockton, Cambridge, Somerville, Quincy, New Bedford, Taunton, Attleboro, Lowell, Woburn, Medford, Waltham, Wareham, Lynn, Lawrence, Wrentham, Dedham, Salem, Fall River, Brookline, Chelsea, Worcester, Framingham, Everett, Revere, Dorchester and Roxbury and all smaller cities and rural areas in Massachusetts.
About Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon
On the spectrum of felonies, intentional or reckless assault and battery are relatively minor, albeit still serious, charges, which can result in up to 30 months in jail and/or a $1,000 fine. Much more serious is the charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, which can land a person in prison for up to 15 years. The key issue here is what constitutes a “dangerous weapon.”
For a weapon to be considered dangerous under the law it does not necessarily have to be a gun or knife, but any object that the suspect should reasonably have known could result in serious bodily harm (a baseball bat, a chest of drawers, or even a blunt household object, for example).
Further complicating matters, the Massachusetts laws about assault and battery with a dangerous weapon distinguish between the ages of the victim and perpetrator. If you’re convicted of assaulting a person over the age of 60 with a dangerous weapon, or if you’re over the age of 17 and your victim is younger than 14, the consequences are especially severe, as they are if the victim is pregnant or has obtained a prior restraining order.
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If you have been charged with any type of assault, battery, or assault and battery crime, or aggravated A&B, the attorneys at The Law Offices of Gerald J. Noonan will help you to secure the best possible outcome to your case, which may involve pleading down to a lesser charge with the district attorney.
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Our knowledgeable and experienced Massachusetts A & B Dangerous Weapon Charge Attorneys at The Noonan Defense Firm are available to assist clients throughout all of Massachusetts, including but not limited to Plymouth County including Brockton, Plymouth, Bridgewater, Marshfield, Hingham, Duxbury, Scituate, Hanover, Wareham, Abington, Rockland, Whitman, Hanson, Holbrook, Kingston, Middleborough; Norfolk County including Quincy, Stoughton, Dedham, Weymouth, Braintree, Avon, Holbrook, Randolph, Canton, Sharon, Brookline, Franklin; Bristol County including New Bedford, Fall River, Taunton, Attleboro, Dartmouth, Westport, Mansfield, Easton, Raynham, Lakeville, Norton; Cape Cod, Falmouth, Barnstable.