Orange County Assault Lawyer
Many people assume the term assault and battery refers to one single charge, however, in the state of California these are two different types of charges. According to §240 of the 2010 California Penal Code, the term assault is legally defined as the unlawful and knowing attempt to physically injure another person. This differs from battery which is the actual use of force on another person.
The penalties that are associated with this type of violent crime are nothing to take lightly. If a defendant is successfully convicted, they will be facing penalties that are severe in nature. For example, under §241, some of the penalties that the convicted will be at risk of include:
- Monetary fine up to $1000; and
- Up to six months of imprisonment
How The Law Office of Bruce C. Bridgman Could Fight For You
At The Law Office of Bruce C. Bridgman, they recognize how life-altering criminal charges relating to assault can be. Beyond the immediate penalties, however, is the problem that arises should you be convicted. Having to move forward in your life with the existence of a criminal record is not only inconvenient, it can be almost impossible. This blemish on your record will be there as a hindrance in almost every way imaginable – from seeking further education to purchasing a home and even trying to gain a monetary loan.
It is therefore extremely important that you work with an experienced lawyer to help you protect both your freedom and your future. Mr. Bridgman knows what is on the line when helping clients to protect their future – you can trust that he will do everything that he possibly can to help you defend your best interests.