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Assault & Battery

JEFFREY BETTAN, Your Attorney, Represents Clients Charged with Assault and Domestic Violence

Presenting a strong defense against violent crime charges

If you face assault or domestic violence charges, you may also be facing prison time. You need an attorney who is determined and serious about fighting for you, one with the experience and knowledge to succeed. I defend individuals in the criminal justice system charged with assault, domestic violence, forcible touching and all sexual offenses. I am a strong advocate for the rights of defendants charged with violent crimes and will seek the best possible outcome under the facts of your case.

What is assault and battery?

Generally, assault is the threat of violence, and battery is any violent or unwanted touching. These charges vary by state, and the names of the two crimes are often used interchangeably. In some states, they are not considered separate offenses. Actions such as hitting, kicking, punching or pushing are considered to be assaults. Many other actions such as grabbing or spitting can also lead to these charges. I represent clients accused of any such charges.  Assaults occur for a variety of reasons. Many assault or battery charges stem from simple fights. In these cases, I work to show that you were acting in self-defense and are not a violent criminal. Other assaults are gang-related or occur in conjunction with other crimes such as robbery. Assaults of a sexual nature are treated differently by the law. In all cases, I present a strong defense in an attempt to preserve your freedom.


These cases are most serious and can result in extended jail time.  I gather all evidence which the prosecution intends to use against you including any medical records of the victim, the circumstances surrounding the allegations such as a jealous spouse or friend.  I also investigate the activity which preceded the charges; was a minor coerced to bring charges against you?  Have you ever been arrested before?  Did the charge start in a home or business?  Do the parties know each other? Was there Consent?  Most states have a variety of assault charges such as aggravated assault or assault in the first degree. Depending on the facts of your case, the state may choose to charge you with a higher-level crime than is necessary. I work to get your charges reduced through a variety of pretrial motions.

For a committed defense, call a New York criminal law attorney who will fight for you

If you face assault or domestic violence charges, you need a strong defense from an experienced attorney. Call The Law Offices of Jeffrey Bettan at 516-642-6636 or contact me online to schedule your consultation at my Garden City, New York office.