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Assault & Battery Attorney in Victorville

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At Law Office of Heather Hinton, our Victorville assault and battery lawyer is passionate about fighting for our clients and has the knowledge to succeed. If you have been charged with assault or battery, we can aggressively defend your rights in the criminal justice system.

You need strong defense from an experienced attorney. Call (760) 313-3188 now or contact us online to schedule your consultation.

Distinguishing Between Assault & Battery

Although the words assault and battery are often used together or even interchangeably, in California, they refer to two separate crimes. While assault is generally defined as the threat of violence, battery involves any unwanted or violent touching.

To put it differently, assault is an action that may cause someone physical harm, and battery is the actual commission of the violent or forceful act against another person. More simply, assault is the attempt to commit battery.

Penalties for Assault in Victorville

In California, assault charges are divided into two main categories: simple assault and aggravated assault (sometimes called felonious assault). Simple assault penalties are enhanced when the crime is committed against a healthcare provider or public worker who is performing their duties. Also, assaults that are wobblers (charged as either misdemeanors or felonies) have a higher maximum penalty.

Assault is prosecuted as felonious assault when there are certain aggravating factors that make the crime more severe. For example, if when someone commits assault with a deadly weapon, a firearm, or caustic chemicals, the charge can be upgraded to aggravated assault. Certain circumstances could even increase the charges to murder accusations.

An individual who is convicted with simple assault faces several potential penalties, including:

  • Simple assault: Maximum fine of $1,000, up to 6 months in jail, and no more than 6 months of probation
  • Simple assault against a public worker or healthcare provider: Maximum fine of $2,000, up to 1 year in jail, and probation for no longer than a year
  • Wobbler assault: Maximum fine of $2,000, up to 1 year in jail or 3 years for offenders with a criminal history, and up to 1 – 3 years of probation

The Punishment for Battery in California

Battery is punished according to four different levels of the offense, including:

  • Simple battery: Fines of up to $2,000, up to 6 months in jail, and 6 months of probation
  • Battery against a public worker or healthcare provider: Fines of up to $2,000, up to 1 year in jail, and no more than a year of probation
  • Wobbler battery charged as a felony: Fines of up to $2,000, up to 3 years in prison, and probation up to 3 years
  • Battery against a law enforcement officer: Fines of up to $10,000, up to 3 years in jail, and a maximum of 3 years of probation

Call Today for Reliable Legal Counsel

With so much at stake, you cannot afford to be without strategic legal representation. When you turn to Law Office of Heather Hinton, we can use our knowledge and skills to protect your rights and fight to secure the outcome that you deserve.

Contact (760) 313-3188 today to discuss your case with our passionate Victorville assault and battery attorney.

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