Assault & Battery Attorney in El Dorado Hills
Understanding California Assault & Battery Charges
Assault and battery charges may follow a public altercation or other incident where one is accused of threatening, attempting, or actually harming another person. Although many people use the phrase “assault and battery” to describe a single crime, these are actually two separate offenses under California Penal Code. As an El Dorado Hills criminal lawyer, Mr. Cramer uses his 14 years of experience to represent assault and/or battery charges with the tireless defense counsel his clients deserve.
You can learn more about the Law Office of David J. Cramer and your options in the face of assault and battery charges by calling (916) 999-1187. Mr. Cramer offers a free in-person consultation.
You Have the Right to an El Dorado Hills Criminal Lawyer
California Penal Code § 240 defines assault as an attempted or threatened act of violence toward another person, thus placing that person in reasonable fear for his or her safety. Battery is covered by California Penal Code § 242 and is described as intentionally and unlawfully using force or violence against another person, with the involvement of some type of physical contact. These offenses may be charged as misdemeanors or felonies in California, depending on the extent of injury a victim sustains and whether a deadly weapon was allegedly used.
Accused of assault and battery? These may be charged together in situations involving fights and other acts of violence, as the attempt and act of violence may be charged simultaneously. An El Dorado Hills assault and battery attorney who knows the complexities of these particular charges will be best suited to defend your rights.
This may be your only chance of avoiding such serious penalties as:
Simple assault and battery (misdemeanor):
- Up to 6 months in jail
- Fine of up to $2,000
- Up to 6 months on probation
Aggravated assault and battery (felony):
- 1 year in prison
- A fine of up to $10,000
- Up to 3 years on probation
Contact the firm today to learn more about your case – call (916) 999-1187!