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Man with his fist raised - Assault and Battery in Connecticut

In Connecticut, battery falls under the umbrella of assault. Assault takes place when one person attempts battery or intends to threaten another person so that they reasonably fear injury or harm to their wellbeing.

If you have been charged with assault, you need to get in touch with a Norwalk, Connecticut assault attorney as soon as possible. At the Law Office of James A. Saraceni, we provide criminal defense representation that is upheld by over four decades of experience. In fact, Attorney Saraceni formerly served as a police officer and has a great deal of insight as to how the system works and how he can help those inside it.

Find out what your options are by calling us today at (203) 883-0722. We offer free consultations and flexible appointment times.

Defenses to Assault

Just because you have been charged with assault does not mean that you are guilty. There are many defenses to these charges, and our Connecticut assault lawyer can work with you to determine how to best approach your case.

Some possible defenses against assault charges include:

  • Self-defense: This can be used if you reacted to an imminent threat of harm in a reasonable and proportionate way
  • Defense of another: This can be used if you defended another person against an imminent threat of harm in a reasonable and proportionate way
  • Intoxication: This can be used if you were in an altered mental state due to intoxication or under some sort of influence
  • Insufficient proof given by the state: This can be used if the state cannot prove each element of your charges beyond a reasonable doubt.

Penalties for Assault in Connecticut

Assault charges can vary in severity depending on whether there was a weapon involved, the defendant’s intent in committing the assault, and other factors.

Assault can be charged as:

  • First-degree assault: Penalized by a fine of up to $15,000 and five to 20 years in prison
  • Second-degree assault: Penalized by a fine of up to $5,000 and one to five years in prison
  • Third-degree assault: Penalized by a fine of up to $2,000 and up to one year in jail

The Law Office of James A. Saraceni Serves Bridgeport, Stamford & Fairfield

When you hire our firm, you can trust that your case will be handled with the utmost attention to detail. We work to provide our clients with comprehensive support to navigate their proceedings. Our Norwalk, Connecticut criminal defense attorney serves clients in Fairfield County, including New Canaan, Bridgeport, Stamford, Danbury, New Milford, Southington, and more!

Give us a call at (203) 883-0722 or contact us online to get started on your case today.


  • James A. Saraceni is a former police officer.
  • We offer free consultations to all our clients.
  • Put 40 years of legal experience on your side.
  • We offer flexible appointment hours.
  • We are committed to the best possible outcome.