Riverside Assault Attorney
Providing a Strong Defense on Your Behalf: (951) 291-0105
An assault occurs when one individual threatens to commit, or has the intent
to commit, physical harm to another. Battery is the actual touching or
harming someone without their consent. Most states connect both crimes
as a type of bodily injury, but, in fact, assault is an attempted battery
and will stand as a crime on its own without a battery being committed.
An example would be if someone throws a punch at another during a fight,
the act of throwing that punch would be an assault. If the punch lands
and the other person is struck, then a battery has been committed.
As the law does not require that there needs to be an injury for an assault
to have occurred, this opens the door for someone to be wrongly accused
of and arrested for assault. In any accusation of assault, an aggressive
defense must be initiated early in the process. The experienced criminal
defense lawyers from Grech & Packer have almost 40 years of combined
experience helping clients who have been unjustly accused of assault.
As Certified Specialists in Criminal Law, an accomplishment shared by
few attorneys in this state, we know how to build a strong defense for
Simple Assault vs. Aggravated Assault
An individual may be charged with simple assault when the threats or injuries
received are not very serious. When a deadly weapon is used in the commission
of the crime, or when the victim suffers serious injury, the charge is
escalated to aggravated assault.
Assault charges may be the result of:
How severe the penalties will be depends on whether a weapon was used,
and the extent of the injuries received. If convicted, you may be facing
jail or prison time, stiff fines, and have to pay restitution to the victim.
These are serious consequences and require immediate legal help. Call
our office for a review of your case. We will vigorously pursue the best
outcome on your behalf if you have been charged with assault, battery
or domestic violence.