California Assault Attorney
Have You Been Charged Of Assault? Do Not Face This Charge Alone! Let WEBER LAW Help You Today!
In California, being found guilty of assault can come with serious consequences ranging from jail time to a hefty fine. There are different aspects to the crime of assault, all of which come with serious penalties. A charge of assault can have detrimental effects on your record that can follow you for life. Do not face these charges alone; do not face the court room alone. Let Weber Law help you today!
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California Assault Charges and Penalties
What is Assault and how is it different from Battery?
In California, assault is defined as an unlawful attempt, couple with a present ability, to commit a violent injury on the person of another. Assault does not actually involve physical contact, but the attempt, threat, or statement that would cause the other person to have a belief that they are about to be physically attacked. An example of this would be two men getting into a verbal argument at a bar, one man swings to punch, and the other ducks, without actually getting hit, the man who swung could be charged with assault.
Battery is the use of physical force. It is where there is willful and unlawful force or violence upon the person of another. In this example, the punch thrown by the bar patron would land on the stranger, and the man who threw the punch could be charged with battery.
What is the Punishment?
There are different punishments depending on the circumstances around the charge of assault. Assault is generally punishable by a fine not exceeding $1,000.00, imprisonment for up to 6 months, or both.
However, if assault is committed against certain people, the penalty can be more severe. When assault is committed against a peace officer, firefighter, emergency medical technician, lifeguard, physician or nurse, process server, juror, or even animal control officer who are engaging in their duties at the time of the assault, the penalty is a fine of up to $2,000.00, imprisonment for up to 6 months, or both.
There are ways to fight this more severe penalty, such as not knowing that they were working in such capacity, but it is difficult to fight without adequate legal counsel. Weber Law’s team has experience working with these charges; they know the ins and outs of the criminal justice system and what the best next steps are.
Even as a Defendant, you still have Rights! Make sure yours were not violated!
Even as an individual facing criminal charges, you have rights, and it is important to know those rights and make sure that they were not violated in any way when you were arrested or charged. Without extensive knowledge of your rights when it comes to police searches, Miranda rights, and your rights when it comes to arrest, it is extremely difficult to get a dismissal or reduction. Do not try to fight these charges on your own—Weber Law is ready to help you today.
Contact Weber Law immediately if you’ve been arrested on an assault charge. We offer a free confidential case evaluation – serving Los Angeles and the surrounding areas.
How Can You Fight A Charge Of Assault And How Can WEBER LAW Help You?
It can be scary and nerve wracking to have criminal charges on your record, but it has an added severity when years in prison is one of the potential sentences. The court system can be intimidating, and without good legal help, the consequences can be devastating. Our experienced team is comfortable looking at evidence, negotiating potential plea agreements, and defending you in court. There are ways to fight the charge of assault which include looking at all the evidence available to the different aspects you could have been charged with, including but not limited to, speaking to potential witnesses and the circumstances surrounding the alleged assault. Weber Law will work to lower your charge or sentence. We will fight for you to keep your record clean. Assault, no matter the circumstances, is not a charge that you want to fight alone, let our team of experienced attorneys help you navigate the criminal justice system. If you or someone you know has been charged with assault in the state of California, contact Weber Law for your free consultation today.
CA Penal Code § 240, Assault defined
CA Penal Code § 242, Battery defined
CA Penal Code § 241, Assault; punishment
CA Penal Code § 241.7, Assault against jurors; punishment
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