Being charged with a violent crime can ruin your reputation—being convicted can ruin your life. If you’ve been charged with assault and battery, retain a skilled criminal defense attorney before it’s too late. Smith & Smith will fight tirelessly to defend your rights.
Your attorney will interview witnesses, gather evidence, and build a strong criminal defense. Call today to explore all of your options with assault and battery charges in the Carthage or Philadelphia, MS area.
Mississippi distinguishes simple assault from more serious crimes by including sexual battery as a possible charge. A person is guilty of sexual battery if they engage in sexual acts with:
Another person without their consent
A mentally incapacitated or physically helpless person
A child under 18 if the person charged is in a position of trust or authority
Your attorney at Smith & Smith can use available evidence to argue that consent was evident or to introduce doubt in the prosecution. Contact us today to discuss the details of assault and battery charges in Philadelphia or Carthage, MS.