Rancho Cucamonga Assault & Battery Attorney
Have You Been Charged?
California 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, LLP, 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 criminal attorney for effective legal assistance.