Assault and Battery

"Just because you did it doesn’t mean you’re guilty"

Utah Assault and Battery Defense Attorney

It is amazing how quickly molehills become mountains, small tiffs become fights, and seemingly small charges become lifelong disabling marks on your record. Having an assault and battery charge against you is a red flag for employers, landlords, future in-laws, and the list goes on. Having a distinction like “assault and battery” on your record certainly sets you apart – and not in a good way.

The charges against you are serious.

Never should you take a misdemeanor or felony assault lightly. You need to protect yourself from the very real and long-lasting consequences of the law. Assault and battery can carry stiff penalties if you are found guilty and have lifetime lasting consequences. The Salt Lake City criminal defense lawyers at the Ault Firm understand the lifetime impact an assault and battery charge can have on a person. This is one of the reasons we take a special interest in every one of these cases. We sincerely care about people and fight for our clients’ freedoms and lives.


In Utah, if you have been charged with assault, the police are saying that you have violated code 76-5-102, which reads:

76-5-102. Assault.

(1) Assault is: (a) an attempt, with unlawful force or violence, to do bodily injury to another; (b) a threat, accompanied by a show of immediate force or violence, to do bodily injury to another; or (c) an act, committed with unlawful force or violence, that causes bodily injury to another or creates a substantial risk of bodily injury to another. (2) Assault is a class B misdemeanor. (3) Assault is a class A misdemeanor if: (a) the person causes substantial bodily injury to another, or (b) the victim is pregnant and the person has knowledge of the pregnancy. (4) It is not a defense against assault, that the accused caused serious bodily injury to another.

The police and prosecutor have decided that they are going to try to convict you. You need to decide that you want the charges dismissed.

Do I need to hire an assault and battery lawyer if I am innocent?

Unfortunately, the system is not perfect. Even though you may be innocent, the facts of the case could make you look guilty. Many factors are at work when it comes to determining the guilty and the innocent in a criminal case. Do you want to take the chance of representing yourself, and hope that the judge or jury will see your side of the case? Ensure that you are represented with a professional who knows the law, knows the court, and knows how to fight for your rights. Your life and the right to the quality of life you currently enjoy depend upon it – can you take the chance of conviction?

Get the representation you need.


The Company Promise

Being charged with a crime is a very serious matter. If you have been charged you need a lawyer that will fight for you. We have worked on all types of criminal cases from misdemeanor traffic citations through serious first degree felonies. When you are charged with a crime, hiring a lawyer should be your first step. Give us a call for a free consultation.

Our Testimonials

I am so grateful to the entire team at the Ault firm! Thank you for your professionalism and compassion guiding me through this turbulent time.

Tonya Neilson

This law firm has saved my butt on multiple occasions and I will never use another law firm because if it. Chris and The Ault Firm make you feel like your their only client, and not only that I have never felt like I am working with one Attorney but the whole team of Attorneys at The Ault Firm.

Steven Eskelson

When I needed help Chris was there for me and gave me great advice on how to properly handle my issues. He even said that they might be able to do payment arrangements for me because I'm on SSI

Yolanda Elizabeth Benjamin

The best law firm in the state, if not the country! Chris was not only knowledgeable but also very professional.

Darrel Atkin

I have worked with Chris and some of his other associates several times. I have always found them to be reasonably priced, responsive, and true to their word of treating the client as an individual as opposed to a number. I have recommended the Ault Firm to friends and family and will continue to do so.

Colton Woolsey

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8817 Redwood Rd. Suite A1
West Jordan, UT 84088

3340 S 300 W #7B
Salt Lake City, UT 84115


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