Assault and battery charges are considered violent crimes in the eyes of the law and the public. Convictions for these offenses can carry harsh criminal consequences and a negative social stigma.
Depending on the circumstances, assault and battery can be felony offenses, particularly if a weapon is involved. You could face prison time, probation and hefty fines. If the alleged victim of an assault or battery is a family member or significant other, you could face domestic violence charges.
At the Law Office of Robert S. Toale in New Orleans, our assault defense lawyers apply proven experience to protect the liberties of those facing assault and battery charges. With more than 30 years of proven experience – plus valuable on-the-ground insights gained through trying hundreds of cases – our lawyers provide skilled and aggressive representation.
The firm’s founder, Robert S. Toale, is widely known and respected for his success in criminal defense. He has been interviewed and quoted by national news media. Mr. Toale has also handled high-profile cases involving intensive public scrutiny. He consistently follows through when the stakes are high.
When your freedom and future are in jeopardy, experience matters. Our attorneys have proven experience handling nearly every type of criminal case.
Assault and battery cases are rarely open-and-shut. Overzealous prosecutors sometimes overcharge these cases. Often, there is more to the story than it may seem to the prosecutors and law enforcement. You may have a strong self-defense claim if your actions were reasonably in response to a threat against your safety.
Our legal team can evaluate the circumstances of your case and analyze your legal options to formulate a strong defensive strategy.
Whether you are facing misdemeanor or felony charges of assault or battery, it is well worth the investment to hire a lawyer who will fight for your rights, liberties and future. Call 504-368-8440 to arrange a confidential consultation with our firm, or contact us online. Our phones are answered 24/7. Based in Gretna, we handle cases throughout New Orleans and Southern Louisiana.