San Diego Assault and Battery Charges
Call a Top Criminal Defense Lawyer in San Diego County
If you have been charged with assault or battery, you are urged to contact a
San Diego criminal defense attorney at
The Law Offices of Kerry L. Armstrong, APLC. Assault involves threatening to cause bodily harm to another person.
Battery is actually causing the harm. The threat or action may involve
offensive contact instead of actual harm.
These charges can result in jail time and need to be fought. Chances of
having the charge dismissed are greatly improved by having the competent
representation of an attorney. Until you have that representation you
should not discuss the case with police or anyone else. What you say can
be used against you and may seal your conviction.
Penalties for Assault and Battery
Assault and Battery are both misdemeanors. The jail term for each is 6
months in the county jail and if committed against a policeman or fireman
the penalty is doubled to one year. Where the victim of the battery is
hurt, the sentence is raised to 3 years in the penitentiary. Should the
victim be seriously injured the charge becomes Assault with a Deadly Weapon
which carries a 4 year sentence. Use of a firearm in the assault increases
the sentence still further to 9 years.
Learn about the laws and penalties for
Aggravated Assault and
Need an experienced defense lawyer in San Diego, CA?
At The Law Offices of Kerry L. Armstrong, APLC, we offer strong and determined
defense of clients charged with Assault and Battery. We thoroughly investigate
the evidence of the charge. We look for gaps in the prosecution case that
afford our clients a defense. We pay close attention to any confession.
If the police do not follow established procedures, the confession can
be thrown out.
We consider the case from all angles and present to the client his options.
Where it is to the client's advantage and wish, we negotiate for a
reduction of charges. Where necessary, our San Diego criminal defense
lawyers are fully prepared to take the case to trial.
Contact a San Diego assault and battery defense attorney
at the firm for a free consultation.