Fight The Charges: Assault And Battery
• Assault with a deadly weapon
• Aggravated assault and battery
• Assault with force producing great bodily harm
• Vehicular assault
• Theft, robbery or burglary
• Domestic violence
• Drug-related offenses
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.
The firm provides criminal defense representation for clients throughout Northern California in Contra Costa County, Alameda County, San Francisco County, Sacramento County, Solano County, Santa Clara County, and Napa County.