Assault & Battery
Newport Beach Criminal Defense Attorney
Robert Miller & Associates have experience in handling assault and battery and weapons cases in Southern California. If you or someone you know has been charged in Southern California with assault and battery or a weapons crime, we can help.
The criminal offenses of assault and battery occur when a person willfully inflicts bodily injury, resulting in a traumatic condition, upon another. Charges for these types of offenses can range from misdemeanor to felony, depending on the particular circumstances of each case.
Consequences for the conviction of Assault and Battery may potentially include:
- Probation or parole
- Anger management class
- Significant fines
- Loss of the right to own a deadly weapon
Click on the following link for information about Orange County assault and anger management classes.
Likelihood of any of the above consequences for assault and battery depends upon the following factors:
- Prior similar convictions
- Any other prior convictions
- Currently on probation or parole
- Attitude of community and court toward this type of crime
- Degree of media attention on case
- Mitigating/aggravating circumstances
Often, several defenses are available to the accused, such as:
- insufficient evidence
- factual innocence
- lack of intent (i.e. an accident)
- self defense
- defense of others
- defense of property
In many cases mitigating circumstances exist which may reduce, or even negate criminal culpability. If you have been arrested for any criminal offense, you should immediately write down all significant events and potential witnesses to prepare a defense, exercise your right to remain silent, gather documentation of your good character, such as reference letters, employment history, and community service, and contact an attorney competent in the area of criminal defense immediately to protect your rights by calling (877) 942-3090 right away, or you can use our online case evaluation form to send us the required information.