San Diego Assault & Battery Defense Lawyers
San Diego Assault & Battery Defense Topics
Spousal abuse, assault, battery, threatening phone calls, stalking and intentional interference of communication are all domestic violence offenses in San Diego.
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
Battery describes the incident of striking someone on purpose with the expectations of harming or disrespecting them.
Vehicular manslaughter is the crime of negligently driving a vehicle and directly causing the death of a human being.
Gun charges, weapons charges and Assault Rifle charges are not limited to commercially made weapons.
It could happen when a fight breaks out in a bar or at a stadium where fans for different teams turn violent during a game. It could happen in the bedrooms and living rooms of homes where husbands and wives or boyfriends and girlfriends let emotions get the best of them and things turn nasty. All of these examples carry with them the potential for violence and when that occurs, assault or battery charges can be filed by the authorities.
Essentially, an assault is defined by one person attempting to physically injure another person or person and a battery occurs when an injury is actually inflicted. You may not know this but authorities can even charge a crime when they believe someone even threatened or attempted to hurt someone else but actually didn’t.
The charges and possible penalties can become even more serious when weapons or objects used as weapons are involved. These charges can be filed either as misdemeanors, which carry local jail term, or felonies, in which a defendant can be sent away to prison.
It is very important that if you are charged with such crimes that you obtain the services of experienced assault and battery lawyers, such as those here at San Diego Defense Lawyers, as soon as possible to enable us to begin analyzing and investigating the allegations and protecting your legal rights. We have vast experience in dealing with such cases and aggressively work to obtain you the best possible outcome in each case, including the possibility of having the charges reduced or dismissed. We have proven to the courts that many of our clients charged with such crimes are not actually violent individuals and do not pose dangers to society.
There is a lot at stake in such cases. You or a loved one obviously faces the possibility of jail or prison but also could be exposed to paying large fines, making expensive restitution payments and being placed on probation, in which the individual may have to regularly report to authorities and also agree to random searches and seizure of his or her property. There is also the possibility of being ordered to attend anger management classes, loss of employment, suspension or revocation of a driver’s license, losing the right to possess a weapon and a criminal record that could have a significant and detrimental effect on your future.
Assault and battery cases typically involve heated emotions in which one person may have an agenda against another and exaggerate what happened. Sometimes, after emotions cool, the versions of what occurred change. Police often err on the side of protecting who is perceived to be the victim, whether that is the true situation or not. Officers commonly do not ask the right questions or are ignorant of important facts, such as whether there was provocation or self-defense. There can be a long history of problems in a relationship of which investigators also are unaware.
Those any many more factors are among the pieces of evidence that our attorneys will present on your behalf. It is not unusually for skilled lawyers such as ours to present these facts to prosecutors while they are still evaluating a case and convince them to either file reduced charges or dismiss the case altogether. In other cases we have developed facts as the cases evolved and convinced judges to reduce or dismiss the charges and, in cases that have gone before juries, won acquittals. All of these factors make it very important that you contact us as soon as possible for a free evaluation of your case.
Our Recent Case Results
Multiple sex offenses by nationally known sports coach
Dismissed at preliminary hearing.
Gross vehicular manslaughter, while intoxicated
Probation, with work furlough placement
Fugitive warrant, multiple out-of-state fraud charges
Dismissed after making restitution