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It Doesn’t Always Take a Rampage to Wind Up with an Assault Charge

Massachusetts golfer Jay DiRico has gotten himself into a world of legal trouble. DiRico has been charged with assault with intent to murder, assault and battery on a police officer with serious injury, and domestic assault and battery. DiRico will need the expertise of an assault & battery attorney to have any hope of extricating himself from the circumstances at hand.

 

In a brief summary of events, the 40-year-old golfer was involved in a domestic dispute in Massachusetts when a police officer responded to the scene. When the officer tried to intervene between DiRico and the woman, DiRico punched the officer repeatedly in the head necessitating hospitalization and stitches for severe facial injuries.

 

In Chicago, DiRico could have racked up enough charges to go to jail without ever laying a hand on anyone. If you cause someone to fear that you will harm them, threaten them verbally, or even chase them, you can find yourself facing an assault charge without ever actually touching anyone. Various other factors can elevate an assault charge to aggravated assault or assault & battery. And when the victim is a member of law enforcement, as in the case of DiRico, the charge and the penalty automatically increases.

 

Ideally, in cases of confrontation, cool heads will prevail, and everyone involved either makes up or agrees to disagree. But when that doesn’t happen, and you find yourself in trouble and facing an assault charge, contact Chicago assault & battery attorney Andrew Weisberg who routinely handles assault & battery cases, and as a former Chicago prosecutor, knows the ins and outs of both sides of the courtroom.

 

No matter how straightforward or complex your assault & battery charge, a Chicago assault & battery attorney Andrew M. Weisberg is known for tough, aggressive defense. A former felony prosecutor, Attorney Weisberg has extensive experience in handling all types of criminal cases, from sex offenses and violent crimes to theft-related crimes and traffic violations. To contact Mr. Weisberg, visit https://www.chicagocriminallawyer.com/ or call his cell phone 24/7 at (773) 908-9811 or Text LAWYER to 25827 for prompt call back. The consultation is free.

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