Rancho Cucamonga Assault & Battery Attorney
Have you been charged?
penal code 240 defines assault as an unlawful attempt to commit a violent injury against
another person. The law states that the person accused of this crime must
have had the ability to commit the violent injury. Battery is any willful
and unlawful use of force or violence upon the person of another. Commonly
these two offenses are put together as one charge, assault and battery.
At Chung & Ignacio, LLP we believe in aggressively defending clients
using winning legal strategies. If you have been accused of assault and
battery or any
violent crime, our firm is here to help.
Assault and battery can be either a misdemeanor or felony, depending on
the circumstances of the crime. Punishments can include many thousands
of dollars in fines, years in state prison, mandatory community service,
restitution, probation and a permanent criminal record. Charges for assault
and battery fall under California's three strike law. If you have
prior felony convictions, you could be sentenced to a life term in prison.
We feel it is vital that you be represented by a skilled and experienced
Rancho Cucamonga criminal defense lawyer to protect your rights.
Penalties for Conviction
There are many types of assault and battery charges in our state. Simple
assault is a misdemeanor which can result in a fine of up to $1,000 and
jail time of up to 6 months. Simple battery is either a misdemeanor or
felony and this will be decided up by a judge. The charge of assault with
a deadly weapon does not include the use of a firearm and can be punished
by fines up to $10,000 and a state prison term of up to 4 years. Assault
with a firearm, which can include only possessing a firearm while committing
assault, is penalized similar to assault with a deadly weapon.
A conviction on assault and battery charges can wholly change a person's
life and those around him or her. Depending on the circumstances of the
case, there are aggressive strategies that can be utilized to produce
a positive outcome. Don't wait to get your legal defense moving.
Charges of assault and battery are very serious. You need representation
who has extensive experience and can help guide you through this trying
time. The criminal defense lawyers at Chung & Ignacio, Attorneys at
Law, have worked with a wide variety of Rancho Cucamonga residents and
have helped them lessen or have their criminal charges dropped.
Common defenses we pursue include:
- Defending another person
- Protecting home or property
If you have been charged with assault and battery, contact a Rancho Cucamonga assault & battery attorney
for effective legal assistance.