While assault is the "attempt to commit a violent injury on another person," battery is the "unlawful use of force or violence upon another." This crime can be charged as a misdemeanor or felony offense.
Penalties You Could Face for a Conviction
If you are convicted of a misdemeanor, you can face a jail sentence, community service, and a fine up to $2,000. If you are convicted of a felony, you could face up to 16 months or more in state prison. This could count as a strike on your criminal record (doubling the penalties for a second strike and possibly resulting in 25 years to life in prison for any third felony conviction). Penalties can be increased if the assault occurred with a deadly weapon or if serious bodily harm resulted. Assault and battery can tend to follow other criminal offenses, such as robbery; whenever another crime occurred, you can expect to face heightened penalties.
Our Santa Ana assault lawyer can defend you by using strategies like:
- Defense of Others
- Defense of Property
- Lack of Intent
Because allegations can have a lasting effect, it is important to secure legal representation immediately.
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Having a conviction on your record can affect employment and housing opportunities, as well as jeopardize your relationships with family members and friends. California takes these accusations seriously-even a simple accusation can result in an immediate arrest. You do not want this charge on your record, but in order to get your charge reduced or dismissed, you are going to need top-of-the-line legal services. When you need serious legal representation, you can count on our Santa Ana assault attorneys at Darwish Law. We are committed to providing aggressive and personalized legal services and offer all prospective clients a free case evaluation. Contact us today!