Aggressively Defending You From Violent Crime Charges

When you are charged with assault, battery or domestic violence, you need a qualified lawyer to protect your rights. At Huffman Butler & Mason, PLLC, we draw on more than three decades of combined knowledge and legal experience to determine the best approach for your case. Whether utilizing aggressive trial tactics or skilled negotiation techniques, we work tirelessly to successfully resolve your case.

We know that good people are often charged with violent crimes. A verbal dispute at a local bar may quickly escalate or an angry spouse may claim abuse in the heat of the moment. In any case, the key to getting on with your life is hiring an experienced defense attorney.

Understanding Assault, Battery And Domestic Violence Laws

You may be charged with assault or battery, or you may face related domestic violence charges if you:

  • Recklessly engage in conduct that creates a substantial risk of death or serious physical injury to another person
  • Purposely impede or prevent the respiration of another person or the circulation of another person's blood by applying pressure on the throat or neck or by blocking the nose or mouth of the other person
  • Act with extreme indifference to the value of human life
  • Engage in conduct that creates a high risk of danger or physical injury to another person
  • Display a firearm in a way that creates a high risk of danger or physical injury to another person
  • Prevent a person from breathing by blocking their airways
  • Prevent the blood flow of a person by applying pressure to their neck
  • Cause serious physical injury to a family or household member by means of a deadly weapon
  • Seriously and permanently disfigure a family or household member

A conviction for domestic violence can have serious consequences. If it's charged as a felony, you face a lengthy prison sentence and significant fines.

The Need For Experienced Representation

If you have been accused of a battery, assault or domestic violence offense, it's in your best interests to consult a criminal law attorney who is familiar with these types of cases. Violent crime charges not only put your freedom at risk, but also jeopardize your parental rights and continued family contact. False accusations are common during bitter divorces and child custody disputes. Even if the victim later seeks to "drop" the charges, the prosecutor is the only one that can seek to dismiss the charges. In some cases, the government may elect to continue the case without the victim's cooperation.

Call Us Today For Help

If you have been charged with a violent crime, you need experienced legal representation. At Huffman Butler & Mason, PLLC, we are always prepared to fight for you, protect your rights and get you the best possible outcome. Call 901-410-0689 or book an appointment on our online scheduler. Our attorneys are available by appointment in the evening and on weekends. We have offices in Benton, Arkansas, and Covington, Tennessee, to serve clients across the region.