Defend Your Freedom And Your Future After Being Arrested For Assault And Battery
Categories Of Assault And Battery Charges
Criminal charges may classify assault and battery as a misdemeanor or felony depending on factors such as:
- Whether the perpetrator allegedly used a deadly weapon
- The severity of injuries
- Whether the alleged victim was a public worker (such as a teacher or health care provider)
- Whether the actions occurred in connection with another crime classified as a felony, such as armed robbery
If the person harmed was an intimate partner or close family member, police may bring charges of domestic violence.
In so-called “wobbler cases,” a court may decide whether an assault and battery offense should be a misdemeanor or felony.
Penalties And Defenses
Penalties in assault and battery cases may include jail time, fines and other consequences such as required restitution. If a case dismissal is not an option, a plea bargain may seek probation in lieu of jail time.
Whatever particular assault and battery charges you face, an effective defense may focus on:
- Extenuating circumstances such as whether the other person picked a fight
- Credibility issues, if the complainant has demonstrably lied in similar past cases
- Self-defense or temporary insanity as an argument
Charged With Assault And Battery? Attorneys At Glew & Kim Are Here To Protect Your Constitutional Rights.
As you look for a lawyer to represent you, consider past results and overall reputation. Defense attorney Christopher Glew is a frequent guest on television and radio broadcasts. Observers have called him the “the hottest criminal defense attorney in Orange County.” We are convinced that our attorneys’ experience gives clients a decided advantage.
Contact Glew & Kim in Santa Ana to schedule a consultation and get your California assault and battery case evaluation underway. Call 714-713-4525 or send an email message through this website.
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