Assault is one of the more common offenses heard in criminal courts in Orange County and Southern California. This offense can range from simple assault to aggravated assault or assault charges related to domestic violence. Regardless of the type of assault charge you may be facing, getting competent legal representation is always advised if you wish to achieve the most favorable outcome. Any assault conviction will result in criminal penalties as well as a permanent criminal record.
By working with the capable Irvine assault attorney at the Law Office of Frances Prizzia you can rest assured that your case will be handled with the utmost care and attention to detail. Attorney Prizzia is a seasoned trial lawyer who has handled innumerable assault cases, as well as a wide variety of other criminal charges.
Simple assault consists of the threat of force against another person. No actual contact needs to be made between the accused and the alleged victim. The only requirements for this charge are an intention to harm the victim along with the ability to carry out that intention. This type of assault is covered under California Penalty Code 240 and is charged as a misdemeanor.
Assault with a deadly weapon is a more serious charge. This offense consists of assaulting someone with a weapon such as a gun or other instrument that can produce serious bodily injury and / or actually causing serious harm to the victim.
Assault charges are commonly charged in domestic violence situations where the people involved are married, living together, or otherwise connected in an intimate relationship. These types of assault charges are taken very seriously even if only minor injuries or no actual harm has occurred. Where a victim has been physically harmed in a domestic assault, the offender will often be charged with domestic battery which is a more serious charge than simple assault.
Any assault charge can result in jail or prison time, heavy fines, probation, community service and other court-ordered actions. Ensure that you have an effective defense by bringing your case to our firm. Contact us for a free case evaluation with an Orange County criminal defense lawyer immediately following any arrest.
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