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What Is Assault & Battery?

Assault and battery are both considered violent crimes and as such, carry the potential for extremely serious penalties. Assault occurs when an individual unlawfully attempts to cause violent injury to another person, or makes threats that cause the individual to believe that they may suffer physical harm. Criminal charges rise to the level of battery when the individual actually uses unlawful force to cause physical harm to another.

In other words, assault does not necessarily involve any physical contact, while battery does. If you have been charged with one of these violent crimes, having my Orange County criminal defense firm at the Alan Castillo – Attorney at Law on your side can significantly improve the chances of obtaining a favorable outcome.

Penalties You May Be Facing

Because of their violent nature, assault and battery can result in major consequences should a conviction occur. The severity of the charge, including whether it is considered a misdemeanor or felony, depends on the nature of the crime, whether or not weapons were involved, and the extent of the injury that has been inflicted on the victim.

  • Some of the penalties that you could be facing if convicted of assault or battery include:
  • Costly fines
  • Time in jail or prison
  • A permanent criminal record
  • A "strike" that counts towards the "three-strike rule"

Get an Orange County Top 100 Trial Lawyer on Your Side!

When so much is on the line, you absolutely deserve the best Orange County criminal defense attorney handling your case. I have worked on thousands of cases, taken hundreds to trial, and successfully defended numerous clients against criminal charges. In fact, I have been recognized as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers, and am never afraid to take a case to court.

Contact me immediately at 949.234.6525 and schedule a free consultation!