Defining the Violent Crime of Assault

Assault crimes involve the attempt of illegal violence against a person, but do not need not necessarily include physical contact. The court will assess the aspects surrounding your case when seeking to determine a conviction. Those found guilty of assault could experience a number of consequences, including paying restitution to victims, serving probation or a jail or prison sentence, weapons confiscation, and more.

When a deadly weapon is involved in assault, the charges will automatically be increased to aggravated assault, which is a felony that can be sentenced with up to four years in prison. Either of these assault charges can be highly damaging to the lives of those convicted.

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Defending Against Charges of Assault

Violent charges are one of the most devastating things that a person can face. With such charges, you face the risk of possible jail time and the expense of high fines, not to mention the bad name you gain just from the accusations. There is also the damaging effect that assault charges can have on your family, as well. Many times these cases involve someone with children, who must then deal with the fact that they must face years behind bars, keeping them from being actively involved in the lives of their kids.

An Orange County criminal defense attorney from our firm will be caring and compassionate and believes that it is not up to us to judge those accused with a crime. We understand that this can happen to anyone, and we simply look to provide the defense you need when you are in this situation.

Are Assault and Battery The Same Thing?

Many people believe that assault and battery are the same thing, when in fact they are two distinct crimes under California law. Assault happens when a person performs an act that is likely to result in the application of force to another person. There doesn't have to be an actual injury for someone to be charged with assault, whereas the use of force or violence must be present in the crime of battery. Some attorneys describe assault as "attempted battery" and batter as "completed assault".

Contact the Law Offices of Jacqueline Goodman

Our team has extensive training and a strong background handling countless criminal cases. Our criminal defense firm is dedicated solely to the practice of criminal defense and believes that everyone deserves to have a voice. We have a passion for providing a high-level protection to those who may be unable to defend themselves against the powerful force of law enforcement. The defense for case can be one of the most important factors in the final verdict.

When you need defense against charges,contact an Orange County assault lawyer from our offices.