Bay Area Criminal Lawyer

Assault and Battery

Roberta Brooks has fifteen years' experience as a criminal defense attorney and will help you to uncover the real story surrounding the incident. This may include provocation, alcohol, medications, self-defense, or mental health issues. She will fight to get the charges reduced, dismissed, or to negotiate alternative sentencing options such as counseling, community service, probation or house arrest. In some cases, a trial is the best course of action and is your Constitutional right. Going to trial is your choice and your Constitutional right. If you decide to go to court, Roberta will -- with your input -- prepare a defense best suited for your situation and will put that defense into action at your trial. Assault charges include:
• Assault
• Assault with a deadly weapon
Aggravated assault and battery
• Assault with force producing great bodily harm
• Vehicular assault
Theft, robbery, or burglary
• Manslaughter
• Kidnapping
• Stalking
• Domestic violence
Drug-related offenses
• Battery

A Violent Crime

Criminal law in California considers an assault to be a violent crime. And the state of California has come down very hard on violent crime, enacting some very tough laws and sentences for those convicted of violent crimes. The prosecutor can charge the alleged perpetrator with misdemeanor assault or felony assault. A conviction can mean serving time in a jail or prison, monetary fines, financial restitution paid to the victim, counseling, probation or parole, and a permanent criminal record. There are other possible consequences, which include loss of your job and/or opportunities for future employment, loss of your right to buy or own a gun, and/or revocation of your driver’s license. Many types of assaults in California are considered “strikes,” falling under the state’s “Three Strikes Law,” which make these charges very serious indeed because they can and are often used to increase punishment in a future case.

Defending Against an Assault Charge

Viable defenses to violent crimes like an assault charge include, self-defense, the defense of others and/or the prosecution’s inability to prove your identity. In addition, prosecutors often overcharge in many assault cases. Roberta Brooks will tirelessly work to defend you against any criminal charges and try to have the charges completely dismissed or at least reduced.

Contact the Law Offices of Roberta Brooks at (925)228-3400 for your free initial consultation.

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“Roberta Brooks has got to be one of the best criminal defense attorneys. She worked hard on my case.  Her vast and extensive knowledge of criminal law is unmatched by any of the countless other criminal defense attorneys that I have used in the past.”

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Walnut Creek Office

Law Office of Roberta Brooks

1701 N California Blvd
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Phone: 925-943-1388


Martinez Office

Law Office of Roberta Brooks

823 Marina Vista Avenue
Martinez, CA 94553

Phone: 925-228-3400