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Sacramento Assault & Battery Defense Attorneys
Although assault and battery are often times used interchangeably, in many states, assault and battery are distinct crimes, which is the case in California. If you have been arrested and charged with an Assault and/or Battery you need to contact an experienced Sacramento criminal attorney at the Law Office of Wing & Parisi today. California Penal Code 240 states “An assault is an unlawful attempt, coupled with a present ability, to commit a violent injury on the person of another. It is synonymous with attempted battery. Battery on the other hand is a physical act that results in harmful or offensive contact. California Penal Code 242 states, “A battery is any willful and unlawful use of force or violence upon the person of another.”
Further, California classifies assaults as either simple assaults or aggravated assaults. An individual is charged with aggravated assault if the harm done to the victim is extreme. The California Penal Code 245 defines this crime as one that is committed with any type of deadly weapon or by means of force that is likely to cause great bodily injury to another.
An assault, battery, and aggravated assault offenses are very serious in California. We recommend that you employ an experienced criminal defense attorney and do not speak with anyone regarding your case until you speak to a seasoned attorney. Discussing the case with anyone else, may lead you to divulge information that may be taken out of context resulting in a stronger case against you.
An assault charge is usually a misdemeanor offense. According to California Penal Code 241 section (a), An assault is punishable by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000), or by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding six months, or by both the fine and imprisonment.” A battery on the other hand may result is a misdemeanor or felony charge, and is punishable by a fine not exceeding two thousand dollars ($2,000), or by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding six months, or by both that fine and imprisonment. An aggravated assault charge yields very stiff penalties if convicted. It is a felony offense. The penalties include a fine and a prison sentence. The penitentiary term is determined on a cases-by-case basis. If you have been arrested and charged with an Assault and/or Battery you need to contact an experienced Sacramento criminal lawyer at Wing & Parisi today.
The skilled Sacramento criminal lawyers with more than 76 years of combined legal experience at the Law Office of Wing & Parisi can can make the difference between your freedom or jail. We possess the skill and knowledge to prepare a thorough defense against your specific charge. Call our office today for a free consultation with an experienced Sacramento criminal lawyer. We will help you clearly understand your options, and answers any question you have regarding your case.
When you have been charged with a crime, choose a Sacramento criminal lawyer with the experience and dedication to make a difference. Call (916) 441-4888 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. With our office conveniently located in Sacramento, California, the Law Office of Wing & Parisi stands ready to represent you in your criminal matter.
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Contact us online or call at (916) 441-4888 for a free and confidential initial consultation, available in Spanish. We appear in state and federal courts in the Sacramento and Davis communities as well as throughout Placer and San Joaquin counties.