Orange County Assault & Battery Defense Lawyers
Criminal Defense Attorneys in Orange County, California
An assault and battery conviction can easily result in a state prison or county
jail sentence, as well as a number of other penalties. An
Orange County criminal defense attorney, however, can provide the legal
representation that is needed in order to have charges dropped or secure an acquittal.
The criminal defense attorneys and lawyers at Coffey
& Coffey are experienced in defending those individuals who have been
charged with assault and/or battery in Orange County. Some of the cities our attorneys
cover include Newport Beach, Westminster, Fullerton, Santa Ana and Laguna Niguel.
When a client is facing assault and battery accusations, our lawyers work quickly
to collect physical evidence and witness testimony in their favor. Additionally,
we use our understanding of California legislature and case law in order to determine
exactly how to defend the clients’ rights. We welcome you to
contact us for a free case evaluation regarding your Orange County assault
and battery charges.
Viewed separately, assault and battery are two very different criminal acts. Assault
involves the threat or attempt of violence or injury. Battery involves the actual,
physical hitting, touching or striking of another. Some criminal offenses covered
under assault and battery include:
- Sexual assault
- Sexual battery
- Aggravated assault
- Aggravated battery
- Assault with a deadly weapon
- Simple assault or battery
Misdemeanor and Felony Assault & Battery Defense Lawyers
Assault and battery may be charged as misdemeanor offenses or felony offenses, depending
upon the use of a deadly weapon and the extent of injury to the victim, if any injuries
were sustained. It is the job of an Orange County assault and battery defense attorney
to help ensure that the offense is charged as a misdemeanor, if charged at all.
Ideally, a lawyer would be able to have the charges dropped before the case goes
to trial – saving the defendant time and money, not to mention the stress
associated with a criminal trial.
Contact an Orange County assault
and battery defense lawyer at Coffey & Coffey to see how we can help you!