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
- 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.