Assault & Battery Lawyer in Sherman Oaks, CA
Put a Former Prosecutor on Your Side
If you have been accused of assault or battery, you need a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. At Shevin Law Group, our former prosecutor is an aggressive and experienced advocate who can help you fight your charges. We will work tirelessly to protect your reputation, your freedom, and your future. We understand that these charges affect all aspects of your life, and we will do everything we can to help you resolve your case as favorably as possible.
What Is Assault & Battery?
California law defines violent crimes as acts that are intended to cause harm to another person or their property. The state of California recognizes two categories of violent crimes: felonies and misdemeanors. Felony charges are more serious than misdemeanor charges, and penalties for a conviction can be severe.
Assault and battery are both considered violent crimes, but they can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony.
- Assault is an attempt to cause physical injury to another person with the intent to do so.
- Battery is the actual physical contact with another person that causes injury.
Assault and battery charges are often brought against people who are involved in physical confrontations. However, assault and battery can also be committed against a person's property. For example, throwing a rock through a car window is considered assault and battery against the car owner's property.
A conviction for assault or battery can result in the following penalties:
- Jail time
What Are the Penalties for Domestic Battery?
Domestic battery is a misdemeanor in California, punishable by:
- A fine of up to $2,000
- Up to 1 year in jail
A conviction for domestic battery will also result in the loss of your Second Amendment gun rights. This is a federal law that prohibits people convicted of certain crimes from owning or possessing firearms. The list of prohibited crimes includes domestic battery, and if you are convicted of this charge, you will be prohibited from owning or possessing a firearm for 10 years.
How Our Sherman Oaks Assault Attorney Can Help
Our former prosecutor has years of experience in criminal law. We know how to effectively fight criminal charges, and we will use our experience and knowledge to help you resolve your case as favorably as possible. When you work with us, you can count on us to be available for your questions and concerns. We will keep you updated about your case throughout, and we will provide you with straightforward and honest advice.
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