Assault & Battery Nearly Four Decades of Experience Advocating For Our Clients

Andover Assault & Battery Lawyer

Protecting Defendants in Essex, Middlesex & Suffolk Counties

Have you been charged with assault or assault and battery? Whether you are facing misdemeanor or felony charges, the fact remains that you need an aggressive advocate on your side. At McNally Law Office, we represent the criminally accused and fight tirelessly to protect their rights.

Remember: You are innocent until proven guilty. Retain an Andover assault defense lawyer who can protect your rights and help you avoid the harsh consequences of a conviction. At McNally Law Office, we offer aggressive representation and put nearly four decades of experience to work for you.

Call our Andover criminal defense lawyer at (978) 401-4021 to schedule a consultation.

The Impact of an Assault & Battery Conviction

Section 13A of Massachusetts legislature outlines the penalties for assault and battery. Under this law, a person convicted of these crimes may face up to two and half years in jail and a fine of up to $1,000. However, this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the consequences of a criminal conviction. A violent crime on your criminal record can have long-lasting repercussions.

An assault or battery conviction can affect your ability to:

  • Get a job
  • Rent or buy a home
  • Obtain a loan
  • Get into school

Defense Strategies for Assault & Battery Charges

Intent and actual contact are key elements of an assault and battery case in Massachusetts. The prosecution will have the burden of proving that you acted intentionally and willfully to cause harm or commit an offensive act against the alleged victim. This can open the door to several defenses.

The prosecution will also have to prove that the alleged contact and/or harm actually occurred. In cases of “he said, she said,” a lack of physical evidence may benefit your case. As a skilled Andover assault and battery attorney, Mark McNally knows how to build an airtight defense that is capable of withstanding the prosecution’s case against you.

We may be able to employ defense strategies such as:

  • Accidental contact
  • Contact or an attempt to contact based on lawful or reasonable conduct, such as a doctor examining a patient, or a person attempting to help another
  • Actions carried out in self-defense or defense of others
  • Insufficient evidence to prove intent or the act of battery
  • Violations of the defendants’ constitutional rights, such as an unlawful search or arrest
  • Mishandled evidence or other errors by law enforcement

We are ready to fight for you. Contact us at (978) 401-4021 to get started on your case.

Turn to Mark McNally

Your Aggressive Advocate
  • When you hire Mark McNally, you get Mark McNally.

  • We are backed by almost four decades of experience.

  • We have successfully tried hundreds of cases.

  • Our legal services are offered at affordable rates.

  • We are available 24/7 to address your needs.

  • We provide consultations free of charge.

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