The consequences of assault offenses and crimes ranges from prison at one extreme to probation, parole, fines, loss of right to own weapons, and anger management programs at the opposite extreme. Of course, there are other penalties, punishments, and sanctions that may result in some jurisdictions.
The variables and factors that usually impact the consequences of an assault crime are the prior history of the offender and in particular, whether other assault crimes have been committed, prior convictions, status of current probation, and status of current parole.
What you considered to be a small assault charge can result in a seriously severe sentence if a judge is inclined to believe that you need it.
There are many different types of charges pertaining to an assault and battery. These types will depend upon the criminal charges and severity of each charge. It may also help distinguish upon how much compensation you may be entitled to for your personal injury lawsuit.
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