Assault and Battery
WHAT IS ASSAULT AND BATTERY?
An assault and battery occurs when a person physically strikes or attempts to strike another person, or acts in an otherwise threatening manner towards a person who, as a result, fears immediate harm. Injury is not required.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF I AM CONVICTED OF ASSAULT AND BATTERY?
A conviction can be filed as a misdemeanor or felony. A felony is usually charged in cases involving deadly weapons or serious injury and will result in far harsher penalties. The consequences are generally:
- State prison or County jail time
- Difficulty finding or keeping a Job
- Possible Strike counting towards the “3 Strikes” for 25 years to life in prison
- Restraining Orders
- Harsher Punishments if it involves Domestic Violence, Firearms or Gang affiliations
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I AM BEING CHARGED?
Contact the Law Office Of Peter A. Duarte immediately.
Peter A. Duarte has years of experience handling hundreds of these cases. He will find every avenue to avoid the charges or minimize the charge and the punishment. There are many defenses including consent, crime prevention and defense of others/property/yourself. Defending these cases is extremely technical and specialized.
It is possible to have the charges dropped and avoid imprisonment. Even if a conviction is unavoidable the Law Office Of Peter A. Duarte can ensure that you will have the minimum sentence necessary. Contact us online or call (707) 541-7100.
Do not take chances with your future.