OC Assault & Battery Attorneys
Charged with CA Penal Code 240
How Do I Protect My Future After an Assault Charge?
It is important to understand that assault and battery are two separate offenses. Penal Code 240 prohibits assault, defining it as the threat or appeared intent of hurting another individual using physical violence. Battery, under Penal Code 242, is differentiated as the actual act of physical violence.
These two crimes are often charged simultaneously.
Assault and battery charges both carry harsh penalties. Retaining the services of our knowledgeable criminal defense lawyers in Orange County could mean the difference between protecting your future and your freedom, and suffering serious repercussions for many years to come.
"The attorneys at Michael L. Guisti’s Law Office were able to get my assault charged thrown out of court. Guisti’s attorneys knew there wasn’t enough evidence to prove this crime. Thank you so much Michael L. Guisti’s Law Office for giving me justice..."
Penalties for Assault & Battery in Orange County
If convicted of assault and battery, you could be facing:
- Jail or prison time
- Expensive fines
- Forfeiture of your right to own a firearm
- Suspended or revoked driver's license
In addition to these consequences, you will have a criminal record that could inhibit where you work and live. If you already have two violent crime offenses on your record, California's Three Strikes law could double your prison sentence. Because of how profoundly these charges could affect your life, there is nothing more important than retaining our legal defense as soon as possible.
Work with an OC Assault & Battery Attorney
Law Office of Michael L. Guisti is known for skilled and sophisticated representation. We understand what you are going through at this time and we know how to protect your rights. Many assault and battery charges are the result of unfair accusations or misleading circumstances. Don't let one unfortunate event hurt your life. Call Law Office of Michael L. Guisti to request a complimentary consultation with an OC violent crime lawyer.
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Whether you're facing a felony or a misdemeanor, don't risk a conviction. Act quickly to redeem your reputation and protect your record by consulting with our Orange County criminal defense lawyer. Call today to schedule your free consultation.