Southern California & Los Angeles Assault Attorney
If you or a loved one has been charged with or is being investigated for assault in the State of California, you should immediately contact a Southern California and Los Angeles Assault Defense Attorney at The H Law Group. Our assault lawyers have the knowledge and experience necessary to defend you in court. In California, assault is considered to be a violent crime; this means that it’s punished severely.
The consequences of being convicted for assault include being sent to jail or prison, having to pay fines and/or restitution, as well as being placed on probation or parole upon release from prison. As such, if you’ve been arrested for assault, you should immediately contact an Experienced Los Angeles assault lawyer at The H Law Group. Schedule your free consultation today by filling out the contact form below or by calling us at 1 (213) 370-0404.
Types of Assault Crimes
The assault crimes that we provide criminal defense for include but are not limited to the following crimes:
- Assault – California Penal Code Section 240
- Battery – California Penal Code Section 242
- Assault with a Deadly Weapon – California Penal Code Section 245(a)
- Aggravated Assault – California Penal Code Section 245
- Aggravated Battery – California Penal Code Section 243(d)
- Domestic Battery – California Penal Code Section 243(e)(1)
Misdemeanor vs. Felony Assault
In California, the prosecution has the option to charge assault as either a misdemeanor or a felony. Typically, whether the prosecution charges assault as a misdemeanor vs. a felony depends on the injury that would have been caused had the defendant’s attempt to injure the alleged victim been successful. If the prosecution convicts the defendant of misdemeanor assault, he can be sent to jail for a maximum of 6 months, as well as being required to pay a fine of up to $1,000. If the victim of your assault happened to be a police officer, you can be sent to jail for twelve (12) months, and pay a fine of up to $2,000. As such, if you’ve been arrested for assault in the State of California or Los Angeles, please contact the best Los Angeles assault attorney at The H Law Group. Our attorneys will put up an excellent fight to achieve the best possible outcome for you. Also, a conviction for assault can cause you to lose your right to possess a firearm, as well as making it more difficult to find a job and obtain housing. That said, the most severe consequence of having a conviction of assault on your record is that it counts a strike on your record. So, what does having a strike on your record mean for you? It means that the prosecution will add penalties and prison term enhancement if you’re convicted for a violent crime in the future. So, if you’ve been charged with assault or you’re being investigated for it, you should consult with one of our experienced Southern California and Los Angeles Assault attorney.
Your assault lawyer can use a variety of different defenses to defend you in court, including self-defense, defense of others, and the failure of the prosecution to prove you as the perpetrator of the assault.
If you’ve been arrested for or charged with assault in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Bernardino, Riverside, or San Diego, or elsewhere in Southern California, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney to assist you with defending the assault charges against you. The assault attorneys at The H Law Group will do their best to resolve your case without you having to go to jail. Of course, the facts of each case are different, but our attorneys will do their best to ensure that they achieve the best possible outcome for you.
Assault vs Battery
There is some confusion surrounding what constitutes assault vs what constitutes battery. The matter of the fact is that in the State of California, both are separate crimes. The California penal code defines assault as the attempt to unlawfully harm another person, while battery is defined as any force or violence used on another person. There are different degrees of battery, depending on the amount of force or violence involved in the confrontation between two individuals.
That said, the consequences for both assault and battery involve jail time, hefty monetary penalties, restitution, and probation/parole. So, whether you’ve been charged with assault or you’re being investigated for it, you should immediately contact the criminal assault defense lawyers at The H Law Group to begin investigating the situation before law enforcement even file the charges against you, so that we can find out the exact facts of the case.
Southern California and Los Angeles Assault Lawyer
Again, if you or a loved one has been charged with assault, you should immediately call an experienced assault defense lawyer to defend you. The assault lawyers at The H Law Group are experienced and will do their best to achieve the best possible outcome for you. You can contact us by emailing us at email@example.com or calling us at 1 (213) 370-0404.