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
  • Imprisonment
  • 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.