Top Mount Vernon, IA Aggravated Battery Lawyers Near You

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  • Wassmer Law Office, PLC

    Aggravated Battery Lawyers | Serving Mount Vernon, IA

    Aggravated Battery Lawyers | Serving Mount Vernon, IA

  • Lahammer Law Firm, P.C.

    Aggravated Battery Lawyers | Serving Mount Vernon, IA

    Aggravated Battery Lawyers | Serving Mount Vernon, IA

  • Klinger, Robinson & Ford, LLP

    Aggravated Battery Lawyers | Serving Mount Vernon, IA

    Aggravated Battery Lawyers | Serving Mount Vernon, IA

  • 303 Legal, P.C.

    Aggravated Battery Lawyers | Serving Mount Vernon, IA

    Aggravated Battery Lawyers | Serving Mount Vernon, IA

  • Jacobsen, Johnson & Wiezorek, PLC

    Aggravated Battery Lawyers | Serving Mount Vernon, IA

    Aggravated Battery Lawyers | Serving Mount Vernon, IA

  • Elderkin & Pirnie, PLC

    Aggravated Battery Lawyers | Serving Mount Vernon, IA

    Aggravated Battery Lawyers | Serving Mount Vernon, IA

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Have You Been Charged With Aggravated Battery?

An aggravated battery criminal offense is a more serious version of battery and imposes a more severe sentence if you are convicted. Contact a Mount Vernon a aggravated battery defense attorney today to protect your legal rights and receive the best representation available.

The Difference Between Battery and Aggravated Battery

The unlawful physical contact with another person is a battery. Examples include punching someone in the nose or engaging in a bar fight. Battery can be simple or aggravated. A simple battery is generally considered a misdemeanor and is punishable by a fine and less than one year in jail. An aggravated battery is considered a more serious offense. It is a felony, and its punishments are accordingly more severe. To aggravate a charge of battery the perpetrator must use a deadly weapon, inflict serious bodily harm, or batter a child or officer of the law.

How an Attorney Can Help

An attorney can often resolve your particular legal issue faster and better than trying to do it alone. A lawyer can help you navigate the legal system, while avoiding costly mistakes or procedural errors. You should seek out an attorney whose practice focuses on the area of law most relevant to your issue.

Tips on Approaching an Initial Attorney Consultation

  • Use the consultation as a means of gaining a better understanding of your legal situation.
  • Ask the attorney how many cases similar to yours he/she has handled. An attorney’s experience and knowledge can speak to their expertise (or lack of) in addressing your situation.
  • Your attorney should be able to articulate roughly how long a case like yours will take to resolve and what sort of procedures to expect.
  • Determine how comfortable you are working with the lawyer and/or law firm.

Tips on Hiring an Experienced Lawyer with Aggravated Battery Cases

The more experienced a lawyer is in legal practice, the more likely he/she will be able to bring about a successful resolution to your issue. Since experience matters, lawyers who’ve been practicing law for many years (with a successful track record) tend to be in high demand. You should look for information about a lawyer’s experience and ask questions during the initial meeting. It’s a very good idea to ask the lawyer how many years he/she has been practicing law and the expected outcome of your case.

Common legal terms explained

Personal jurisdiction – Requirement that a particular court have authority over a person, in order to bind that person to the judgment of the court, based on minimum contacts. International Shoe Co v. Washington is a landmark Supreme Court case outlining the scope of a state court’s reach in personal jurisdiction.

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