When you touch someone's body without consent, it is considered an assault. An assault case can involve hitting, poking, or pushing another person with your hands, a weapon, or other objects without permission. If you are facing assault charges, your rights and liberty are in jeopardy. We know how to protect your rights during every aspect of the case.
In the state of New Hampshire, simple assault is defined as:
- Purposely or knowingly causing bodily injury or using physical contact on another person without consent;
- Recklessly causing bodily injury to someone; or
- Negligently causing bodily injury to someone by using a deadly weapon.
Simple assault is a class A misdemeanor, unless the assault occurs as a result of a fight that was entered into with mutual consent, in which case it is considered a violation. Even though simple assault is usually classified as a misdemeanor, it is advisable to seek assistance from a criminal defense attorney due to the complexity of the laws and legal procedures.
If you have been charged with simple assault, an experienced criminal defense attorney can provide the legal assistance you need. Contact the Law Office of Chadwick-Fricano-Weber at (603) 880-6100 for a consultation. We will perform a case evaluation and address your concerns.