San Diego Assault Defense
Assault is the threat or attempt to strike another person. You can still be charged with assault even if you did not successfully strike the other person as long as they were aware that you intended to strike them. Of course, the accused must be capable of the assault in the first place. Assault does not require the physical touching of the victim.
Aggravated assault is an attack while committing another crime. An example of an aggravated assault would be beating a person while robbing them. Committing a violent crime such as assault and aggravated assault allows for criminal charges as well as a civil wrong lawsuit.
Assault in San Diego has consequences of up to six months in jail and up to a thousand dollar fine. If you have been charged with assault or aggravated assault, contact the San Diego criminal defense attorneys at Steigerwalt Law Firm today!