Orange County Assault & Battery Defense Attorney
Defending Against Assault & Battery Charges in California
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. Simply being accused of a violent crime can result in serious societal consequences. Having the right defense attorney in your corner can drastically improve your chances of a brighter future. Attorney Castillo has the experience needed to protect your future and secure your reputation.
Have you been accused of assault & battery? Call Alan Castillo - Attorney at Law, today at (949) 234-6525 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with our assault & battery defense lawyer in Orange County.
What are the Penalties For Assault & Battery in California?
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 in California include:
- Costly fines
- Time in jail or prison
- A permanent criminal record
- A "strike" that counts towards the "three-strike rule"
Contact Our Assault & Battery Defense Lawyer Today
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 I am never afraid to take a case to court.
Contact Alan Castillo - Attorney at Law, today to get started on your defense with our Orange County assault & battery defense attorney.