Zealous Advocacy For Assault And Battery Charges
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., is here to help you understand the complexities of California’s assault laws and provide a strategic plan for defending your charges.
Understanding Assault And Battery
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.
- Assault: The threat of using physical force or the act of trying to inflict physical force upon another
- Battery: The act of touching someone with the intent to harm or offend, regardless of whether they get injured
A conviction for an assault or battery charge can result in harsh 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 community service.
Defenses For Assault And Battery
At The Law Office of Troy P. Owens, Jr., we strive to achieve the best possible result. There are several defense strategies that can be used to fight assault and battery charges, including:
- False accusations
- Defense of others
- Lack of intent
- Incapable of inflicting force or harm
Each case is different, depending on the facts of the case.
Contact Us Today
To find out which defense strategy and tactics are right for your situation, speak with our Chula Vista assault and battery lawyer. After we evaluate your case, we can help you formulate a defense that protects your rights and ensures a fair outcome.