Assault & Battery Lawyer in Chula Vista
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If you have been arrested for assault and battery, it is essential to have an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side. The Law Office of Troy P. Owens, Jr., A.P.C. is here to help you understand the complexities of California’s assault laws and provide a strategic plan for defending against your charges.
Understanding Assault & Battery in Chula Vista
The first step in fighting your charges is understanding the accusations that have been made against you. Although the phrase “assault and battery” is often used to describe one criminal act, under California law, these are two different offenses.
These crimes can be distinguished in the following manner:
- Assault: the threat of using physical force or the act of trying to inflict physical force upon another
- Battery: the actual act of touching someone with the intent to harm or offend them, regardless of whether or not they get injured
Conviction for an assault or battery charge can result in some steep consequences, including hefty fines and extensive jail time. Individuals may also be required to complete a probation term, participate in a batterer’s treatment program, and perform mandatory community service.
Defenses for Assault & Battery
At The Law Office of Troy P. Owens, Jr., A.P.C., we strive to represent clients in such a way that their criminal charges get reduced or dismissed altogether.
There are several defense methods we use to fight against assault and battery charges, including:
- False accusations
- Defense of others
- Lack of intent
- Incapable of inflicting force or harm
To find out which defense strategy is right for your situation, consult with our Chula Vista assault and battery lawyer. After we evaluate your case, we can help you formulate a solid defense plan that safeguards your rights and ensures a fair outcome.
Call (619) 832-0073 or contact online to discuss your legal options with an experienced assault & battery defense lawyer in a free consultation. Attorney Troy Owens has handled thousands of cases at the federal and state levels.
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