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Assault is defined as an attempt or threat of violence upon another person, coupled with the apparent or actual ability to carry out the attempt or threat. To look at it from another perspective, assault may be defined as some act that is likely to result in injury to another person, thus putting that person in fear for their safety. Assault does not require that the alleged victim was actually injured. It is therefore easier for false or exaggerated assault charges to be made against a person. It may also be more difficult for the prosecuting attorney to prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, that a defendant actually committed assault.

If you or someone you know was arrested for assault in Orange County, do not wait to involve an attorney. You need an Orange County criminal defense lawyer who can stand up for your legal rights and actively protect your interests through the extent of your case, regardless of whether it is in the investigatory stage or if charges have already been filed against you. At any point in your case, a competent attorney can begin working to help you secure a positive case result.

Assault Penalties in California

Simple assault is a misdemeanor offense in California. This would mean that the defendant attempted or threatened injury against another person. Aggravated assault is a felony offense. If convicted of any type of assault, you could be facing criminal penalties and a criminal record that can long-lasting effects on your employment and housing opportunities in the future.

Penalties for assault in California can include:

  • Simple assault may be punishable by up to 6 months in jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000.
  • Aggravated assault may be punishable by up to 1 year in jail and/or up to $10,000 in fines.
  • Assault with a deadly weapon may be punishable by up to 4 years in prison and/or $10,000 in fines.

Depending on the circumstances of your charges, such as if a deadly weapon was used or the victim sustained severe bodily injuries, you could be facing serious aggravated assault charges that include enhanced penalties.

Experienced Defense for Assault Charges in Orange County, CA

Challenge your assault charges with the help of a criminal attorney and see how you can avoid facing maximum imprisonment and other penalties. We understand the law and how to fight back against prosecutors.

Contact an Orange County assault defense lawyer at our offices today.

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