Experienced California Assault and Battery Lawyer
Have you been Accused of an Assault and Battery?
There are serious consequences for a Criminal Assault and Battery Conviction:
- It could be on your record for life
- Probation or parole
- Anger management classes
- Significant fines
- Loss of the right to possess firearms
You Can Also be Held Civilly Liable to the Victim in a Private Lawsuit
You may be forced to pay for the victims:
- Physical injuries
- Discomfort (pain and suffering)
- Direct out-of-pocket medical expenses
- Expenses incurred for hospital visits
- Prescription drugs
- Lost time from work
- Damages for emotional injuries
Likelihood of any of the above consequences depends on the following factors:
- The severity of the assault and battery
- Attitude of community and court toward this type of crime
- Mitigating/aggravating circumstances
- Prior convictions
- Whether or not a weapon is used
What are Some Defenses to an Assault and Battery Charge?
Possible defenses to an assault and battery charge include:
- Self defense
- Defense of others
- Factual innocence – it wasn’t you
- Lack of intent, such as an accident
- Defense of property
Accused of an Assault and Battery?
If you are accused of an Assault and Battery, you should speak to a criminal defense attorney immediately to learn more about your rights, your defenses, and the complicated legal system.