Take control of your future if you were charged with either assault or battery here in Palmdale. Get help facing these charges with the team at the Simmrin Law Group. We’re ready to work to get your charges dismissed or reduced and, if necessary, to stand up for you in court.
Contact us by calling (310) 997-4688.
We Can Help You Handle Your Assault and Battery Charge
Dealing with assault or battery charges in Palmdale can feel difficult. Fortunately, you do not have to build a defense on your own. Our team is ready to step in to help you immediately after your arrest. Contact us so we can:
- Stand up for you during legal interviews
- Help with your bail hearing, if applicable
- Assist during your arraignment hearing
- Investigate your charges
- Work to get your charges dismissed or reduced
You can easily reach our assault and battery lawyers for help by calling (310) 997-4688.
Defenses Available to You
You do not have to just accept charges for assault or battery. Instead, you can start working with a criminal defense lawyer immediately. We can help you argue that:
You Didn’t Intent to Hurt Anyone
Both assault and battery are crimes of intent. This means that you should not face a conviction for battery if you run into someone by accident, for example.
You Were Acting in Self-Defense
You are allowed to take steps to protect yourself. In these situations, you are acting in self-defense and you could avoid a conviction for either assault or battery.
You Were Playing a Sport
Everyone who plays a sport gives consent to partake in situations that could result in physical contact. Normal contact associated with the game should not lead to assault or battery accusations.
Results of an Assault or Battery Conviction
Our team believes in taking all assault and battery charges seriously. Some of these charges are handled as misdemeanors; however, acts that cause serious injuries could lead to felony charges instead.
Due to the nature of assault and battery charges, there are many different penalties you could face. We can review your charges and advise you about the specific penalties in your situation. Generally, the conviction of a violent crime will lead to:
- Court fines and restitution payments
- Time in either jail or prison
- Time on probation
- Orders to attend anger management classes
You may also lose your right to own firearms after an assault or battery conviction. In fact, California prevents most convicted felons from owning or purchasing a firearm. Individuals must give up any firearms they previously owned after a felony conviction. Failure to follow this regulation could lead to additional charges under California’s “Felony with a Firearm” law.
Contact a Palmdale Assault and Battery Lawyer Today
Reach out to our assault and battery lawyers in Palmdale if you are facing a violent crime accusation. The Simmrin Law Group can assist with either misdemeanor or felony charges. Just call (310) 997-4688 or complete our online contact form.
Start working on your defense today with a free consultation about your legal options.