You need legal help on your side if you have been accused of assault or battery in Lancaster, California. Assault and battery are serious violent crime charges. Convictions for assault or battery can lead to fines and years of incarceration.
You should start working on your defense immediately after an arrest. Just reach out to a Lancaster assault and battery lawyer at the Simmrin Law Group. Our team has the experience and legal know-how after an arrest for a violent crime. Find out more by calling us at (310) 997-4688 right now.
Build Your Defense with an Assault and Battery Lawyer
You should seek legal help if you are charged with assault or battery in Lancaster. Members of our team can provide you with comprehensive legal assistance right away. Our violent crimes lawyers will focus on:
- Investigating the charges you are facing
- Gathering evidence to support your defense
- Blocking evidence used by the prosecution
- Working to get your charges dismissed or reduced
In many situations, we can handle your charges outside of court. For example, you may decide to take a plea bargain after you are accused of assault or battery. While a plea bargain allows you to reduce the penalties for a violent crime charge, it also requires you to plead guilty to a criminal charge.
Allow our team to review any plea bargains offered by the prosecution before you accept. Once you accept a plea bargain, you cannot easily retract your agreement.
We’ll also help you with your bail hearing. We’ll work to get you the lowest possible bail payment so you can remain out of jail before your criminal trial.
Our team can review the defenses that are most appropriate for your situation. A lawyer can work to show that:
You Were Acting in Self-Defense
The state of California allows you to use violence to defend yourself or someone else. However, you can only act in self-defense if you believe you are in danger of sustaining a serious injury or if your life is being threatened. Inform a lawyer if you were only defending yourself.
You Hurt Someone Else by Accident
Assault and battery are both crimes of intent. You should not be convicted of assault or battery if you caused an injury by accident.
Results of a Conviction
Our team understands the severity of the charges against you. Most of these charges could result in:
- High fines
- Time in jail or prison
- Restitution payments to the victim
- Time on probation
- Enrollment in an anger-management class
Additionally, individuals accused of violent crimes in Lancaster often lose their rights to firearm ownership. This means you cannot legally own or purchase firearms after certain assault and battery convictions. Individuals who purchase firearms after a conviction can face additional criminal charges.
Speak to a Lancaster Assault and Battery Lawyer Today
Start working on your defense today with the Simmrin Law Group. Call us at (310) 997-4688 or complete our online contact form. We’ll discuss the best way to handle your charges with a free consultation.