Have you been charged with assault and battery? The consequences of these charges are severe. If charged with aggravated assault and battery you will be facing prison time as well as lasting social repercussions such as difficulty in obtaining employment, termination of employment, losing your right to carry a firearm, and a tarnished reputation. If you have been charged with assault and battery, it is imperative that you speak with a lawyer before you make a statement to law enforcement. Protect your freedom and your reputation with an experienced and aggressive criminal defense.
Know your rights. Contact the Law Office of James M. Brun, LLC, in Overland Park to schedule a free initial consultation regarding assault and battery. Call 913-826-6229.
Battery And Aggravated Battery
Kansas statute 21-3412 defines battery as:
- Intentionally or recklessly causing bodily harm to another person
- Intentionally causing physical contact with another person when done in a rude, insulting or angry manner
Battery is a Class B misdemeanor and carries significant penalties to one's freedom and reputation.
Kansas statute 21-3414 defines aggravated battery as:
- Intentionally or recklessly causing great bodily harm to another person or disfigurement of another person
- Intentionally or recklessly causing bodily harm to another person with a deadly weapon, or in any manner whereby great bodily harm, disfigurement or death can be inflicted
- Intentionally causing physical contact with another person when done in a rude, insulting or angry manner with a deadly weapon, or in any manner whereby great bodily harm, disfigurement or death can be inflicted
Aggravated battery is a felony, and if convicted you will face prison time as well as other repercussions.
Assault And Aggravated Assault
Kansas statute 21-3408 defines assault as intentionally placing another person in reasonable apprehension of immediate bodily harm. Assault is a Class C person misdemeanor.
Kansas statute 21-3410 defines aggravated assault an assault committed with one or more of the following:
- A deadly weapon
- While disguised in any manner designed to conceal identity
- With intent to commit any felony
Aggravated assault is a severity level 7 — a person felony with severe consequences to your freedom and reputation.
Contact An Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney
I work with individuals throughout the Kansas City Metro area in assault and battery cases. Please call 913-826-6229 or contact my office to schedule your free initial consultation.