Assault & Battery

Assault and Battery Lawyers in Coeur D’Alene

Providing Defense Throughout Kootenai County

Have you been accused of domestic violence in CDA? When police investigate allegations of violence, serious charges can result. Fighting, and even angry words said in the heat of the moment, could lead to an arrest and a criminal charge. Assault or battery charges in Idaho can have serious consequences beyond just the potential to serve jail time. A conviction of a crime of violence can result in the automatic loss of job opportunities in healthcare, education, and childcare.

At Walsh & Lewis PLLC, we understand what is at stake and how accusations of violence can alter your future. Our Coeur D’Alene assault and battery attorneys have years of experience defending our clients from these criminal accusations. In addition to the legal penalties you could be facing, there are harsh societal penalties that can follow you even if you are not convicted. Our team has the experience needed to build a proper defense and can fight to protect your future.

Accusations of a violent crime can be damaging to your reputation and your future. Schedule a consultation today to discuss how  we can help protect you.

Assault and Battery Charges in Idaho

Idaho law distinguishes between assault and battery charges based on whether any contact or touching occurred between the people involved in an incident. If any unwanted touching occurred, police would level a battery charge. If an incident only involved threats, then the police may only file an assault charge. Criminal penalties for a conviction arising from a fight or dispute can range from as little as a small fine, all the way up to 30 years in prison if a weapon was involved.

Our assault and battery lawyers in Coeur d’Alene, can handle the following types of cases, and more:

  • All degrees of felony assault and battery
  • First and second-degree murder
  • Attempted murder
  • Armed robbery
  • Vehicular manslaughter and DUI defense
  • Sexual assault
  • Domestic violence
  • Juvenile offenses and gang and group violence
  • Violent crimes relating to drug charges

Sometimes, if the assault or battery is serious enough, prosecutors can file a felony charge. Felony charges can result in the loss of gun rights and could disqualify you from working for the federal government, on any federally funded contract, or for any federal or military facility that requires a background check.

Protecting Your Rights and Fighting for Your Freedom in Idaho

If you have been arrested for a violent crime such as assault, battery, or any other crime of violence, contact our Idaho criminal defense attorneys immediately. It is essential that you get immediate legal help to secure evidence, investigate the charges, and prepare an effective defense to fight charges of assault, battery, or other allegations of violence. Our attorneys can help identify weaknesses in the state’s case against you, exploit flaws in police investigations, and help establish affirmative defenses such as self-defense and other legal defenses.

Contact us for a free consultation about starting the aggressive defense you need.

Contact Our Coeur D'Alene Assault and Battery Lawyers

Criminal accusations can be just as damaging as a conviction. We understand what is at stake and have the experience to help you secure your future. The criminal justice system in Idaho will aggressively pursue violent charges and allegations to the fullest extent of the law. We want to help. You can rely on our team to work closely with you to build the strongest defense possible and will address your concerns every step of the way. The legal system is difficult to navigate alone — consult with our defense attorneys today to see how we can help.

To discuss the details of your arrest or allegations, schedule a  case evaluation today!

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