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Assault and Battery

If you have been accused of, or arrested for, assault and/or battery, you should hire an experienced defense attorney from The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV to ensure that you are going to receive quality legal representation and advice. We have experience successfully representing clients who have been in situations similar to yours, and have the skill and knowledge to defend your rights during this distressing time. Please contact our office today to schedule a free initial consultation with Mr. Low to discuss your assault charge.

Arrested for Assault

According to California Penal Code Section 240, assault is defined as: "an unlawful attempt, coupled with a present ability, to commit a violent injury on the person of another." A more serious type of assault is aggravated assault, which is an assault that is carried out with the intent of inflicting serious bodily harm on the victim.

Listed below are crimes that constitute assault in the state of California:

  • Assault with a deadly weapon
  • Assault with intent to cause serious bodily harm
  • Committing an assault while simultaneously committing another crime
  • Intent to commit battery
  • Physically attacking a person
  • Making threats to cause bodily harm

Additionally, assault that is committed against certain people or takes place in certain locations will result in an increased penalty. For example, an assault that occurs at a park or school may result in a $2,000 fine and/or a jail term of up to one year.

If you have been charged with assault, you are facing very serious legal consequences including monetary fines and a jail sentence. The penalty for a typical assault conviction is dependant upon the severity of the crime, but may consist of a jail term up to 6 months and/or a monetary fine up to $1,000.

If you have been charged with an assault in California, contact The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV today to discuss your case with a professional. We have years of experience successfully representing clients accused of violent crimes, and we are ready to defend you!

Charged with Battery

The general definition of battery is: "using physical force with the intent of harming a person." Although the harm must be intentional to be considered battery, the injury does not need to be physical to be in violation of the law. Emotional, financial, and verbal abuse may also constitute battery in many situations. Listed below are some examples of crimes that are considered battery in California:

  • Harassing
  • Intimidation
  • Poisoning
  • Sexual abuse
  • Spitting at an individual
  • Threatening
  • Unwanted touching

For one individual to press charges against another individual for battery there need only be a small amount of harm inflicted for an arrest to be made. Depending upon the circumstances, battery may be charged as a felony or misdemeanor, and in severe cases where there the victim has sustained serious bodily injury a conviction may result as a strike on the attacker's criminal record.

If you have been charged with battery, you are facing serious legal consequences that may include monetary fines, a prison term, a jail sentence, and/or probation or parole. According to California Penal Code Section 243 (a) "any person who is convicted of battery may be forced to pay up to $2,000 in monetary fines and may be imprisoned for a term of up to six months. In situations where "serious bodily injury" resulted from the battery the convicted person may have to pay a fine of up to $10,000 and may be incarcerated for four years."

As you can see, a battery conviction carries with it severe penalties that will negatively affect all aspects of your life, including your freedom. Joseph H. Low IV, will work diligently to provide you with outstanding legal representation and advice. It is our goal to keep our clients out of jail, have their charges lessened, or receive for them an alternative to jail. Your future relies on your choice of defense attorneys, so call today to find out how we can help you.

Get Help Today!

Joseph H. Low IV has a successful track record of defending clients accused of committing serious violent crimes. If you are facing assault or physical battery charges you should contact an experienced Long Beach violent crime defense attorney from The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV immediately to secure superior legal representation and advice. Call today to set up a free initial consultation with Mr. Low regarding your criminal battery case.

Assault and Battery Case Results

  • Charge: Felony 245 "Aggravated assault with great bodily injury": Dismissed at trial
  • Charge: Assault: Dismissed
  • Charge: Battery: Dismissed
  • Charge: Assault/Battery on a Police Officer; Result: Dismissed
  • Charge: P.C. 243 - Assault and battery with injury on police officer; Result: Not Guilty
  • Charge: P.C. 243 - Assault & Battery on an officer; Result: Dismissed
  • Charge: PC 243 - Battery on a police officer 3 counts; Result: All Dismissed
  • Charge: Assault with a deadly weapon with prior; Result: No jail, probation
  • Charge: PC 243 - Battery on a police officer; Trial 11 to 1 Not Guilty - DA Dismissed
  • Charge: Assault and Battery with great bodily harm. Defendant had 1 prior conviction for the same; Result: Case dismissed at trial
  • Charge: Assault and Battery; Domestic Violence; Result: Case Dismissed at on 9th Day of trial

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