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A multifaceted defense strategy for assault and battery charges

Being charged with assault and battery is something that you don't ever thing you will experience. When this is the reality you are facing, you have to make up your mind that you are going to do something to answer to these charges. Thinking about what you are facing isn't always easy; however, this is exactly what you have to do so that you can get your defense strategy moving before your trial date approaches.

We know that mistakes can happen. Some mistakes are more serious than others. If your assault and battery charge is due to you losing your temper in the heat of the moment, we might be able to use that information in your defense. Of course, we will take the time to look into the circumstances of the incident so that we can consider each option for your defense.

As you get started on your defense, you should be prepared to explore every possible option. Coming up with a defense strategy doesn't mean you only address one issue. Instead, we look for any aspect of the prosecution's case that we can question. This can help us to come up with a multifaceted defense strategy.

Remember, the goal of your defense isn't necessarily to prove that you are innocent. Instead, the goal is to poke enough holes in the prosecution's case that jurors find reasonable doubt in those claims. A conviction in criminal court has to be based on evidence that shows you did the crime beyond any reasonable doubt. This puts considerable pressure on the prosecution.

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