Battery is defined as any willful and unlawful use of force or violence upon the person of another. Generally, it is unlawful to touch someone in a rude, insolent or offensive manner or to inflict harm. You can be charged with a crime if you are thought to be guilty of this type of act.
Violent crimes are prosecuted very heavily in the state of California and if you have been arrested, you should speak with a Redwood City assault defense lawyer from The Law Offices of Robert G. Cummings.
There are many different types of assault and battery charges, depending on the type of alleged assault and who it was committed against. Assault can carry a fine of up to $1,000 and/or up to six months in county jail. Judges will often impose some form of anger management in addition to a “stay away” or criminal protective order. A person convicted of assault will generally be placed on two years of probation which may create future punitive issues.
The punishment could be increased significantly if the victim of assault is an:
Our experienced trial attorney has extensive knowledge regarding assault and battery defense and we have tried various assault and battery cases at the felony, misdemeanor, and juvenile levels as a prosecutor. We have extensive knowledge of assault and battery law and a mastery of the issues involved in these types of cases. When it comes to assault and battery, our legal team has the knowledge and expertise to best protect your rights
At The Law Offices of Robert G. Cummings, we represent individuals in all criminal cases in the Bay Area including San Mateo, Santa Clara, San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Cruz, Marin, Sonoma, Napa and Solano counties. If you are charged with assault or battery, contact the Law Offices of Robert G. Cummings.