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Assault & Battery

Contact our assault and battery defense attorneys today at (951) 425-4332.

Southern California Assault & Battery Defense Lawyers

Serving Clients in Banning, Blythe, San Bernardino, Palm Springs, San Diego, El Centro, Indio, Riverside, Rancho Cucamonga and Beyond

Although many people use the phrase “assault and battery,” these are two separate criminal offenses under California law. Assault can be described as an attempt to use force or violence on another person. Battery is the act of using force or violence itself, and this can include making unwanted contact with another person. Even if an alleged victim sustained no physical trauma from assault or battery, the person accused of attempting or threatening to harm them—or touching them without their consent—could face criminal charges. These offenses are considered violent crimes and are harshly punished in California.

Southwest Legal is here to defend your interests in the face of assault and/or battery charges. Our Banning criminal defense lawyers have been fighting for clients in Southern California for more than 30 years, and we know what’s at stake. We are committed to using our experience and skill to help our clients avoid convictions and penalties for assault, battery, and all misdemeanor or felony offenses.

Penalties for Assault & Battery in California

Under California Penal Code 240-248, simple battery is a misdemeanor in California, punishable by up to 6 months in jail and a fine of up to $2,000. Simple assault is also a misdemeanor, with the same penalties. In certain circumstances, however, these can be charged as felonies with enhanced penalties. For example, battery causing serious bodily injury is a felony punishable by up to four years in prison.

Several factors may influence the severity of assault and battery charges:

If you are facing the possibility of criminal charges, do not wait to involve a Banning assault and battery lawyer at Southwest Legal. We can take on any case of this kind with the level of commitment it deserves, and we have the hands-on experience to know what approach will yield the best results.

To learn more, call (951) 425-4332 or contact us online.

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