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Charged with CA Penal Code 240

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.

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How Do I Protect My Future After an Assault Charge?

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..."

Client's rating: 5 of 5

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Penalties for Assault & Battery in Orange County

If convicted of assault and battery, you could be facing:

  • Jail or prison time
  • Probation
  • 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.

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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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Additional Information

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.

(714) 530-9690

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Client Reviews

“It was strongly recommended that I call federal defense attorney Michael L. Guisti. He had several investigators look at records and such, and my federal case was dismissed. Michael Guisti does what few attorneys can do, beat the federal government, and that is why if you’re in trouble with the government you need to call Michael Guisti right away!”

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“I had everything to lose, my future, my education. Basically I did something that got me a misdemeanor, and the judge wanted to give a guilty plea. But Michael Guisti would not back down. Instead he fought for me, and now my record is clean.”

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“Back in 2003 I was facing attempted murder. My family hired Michael Guisti to represent me. He is a very good attorney. He always answered my calls, addressed my questions and concerns, and kept me updated about my case. Thank you Michael Guisti for winning my case. I highly recommend anyone facing a criminal charge to see Michael Guisti.”

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Case Results

sex crimes

Case Dropped

Young man charged and arrested for sexual battery.


Case Dropped

Man charged with assault with a deadly weapon for hitting someone in the face with a heavy metal dust pan.

drug crimes

Served Less Than 30 Days in Jail

Young man charged with selling 1000 tabs of ecstasy to undercover officer.

Attempted Murder

Reduced to Assault With Deadly Weapon

Young man knocks the eye out his victim with a metal pipe. Charged with attempted murder and aggravated mayhem. Both cases carried life sentences.

Assault & Battery

Serves 80 Days on Work Furlough

Woman arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon using scissors on a co-worker.

Vehicular Assault

Serves 80 Days on Work Furlough

Man charged with three felony counts of vehicular assault with a deadly weapon.


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