Assault and Battery Library

“An assault is an unlawful attempt, coupled with a present ability, to commit a violent injury on the person of another,” according to California Penal Code 240.

Based on California law, there are two main components of the definition of assault that you need to understand. First, for you to be found guilty of assault, you have to have “attempted” to commit the crime. Second, you have to have the “ability” to do it.

Assault & Battery Explanation

When Tempers Fly, California Assault Charges Can Result Sometimes, it doesn’t take a lot for emotions to heighten and tempers to flare. These types of situations are especially prevalent when crowds are involved. Take Black Friday as an example. Every year, holiday shoppers prep and plan for the day of the year where retailers slash...

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Assault and Battery

Assault & Battery I’ve been charged with Assault. What am I facing? If you are convicted of misdemeanor assault in California, you can be incarcerated for up to six (6) months in the county jail. Other non-incarceration penalties include three years of summary or informal probation, a maximum fine of $1,000, successful completion of a...

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Beat Your California Assault Charge

"An assault is an unlawful attempt, coupled with a present ability, to commit a violent injury on the person of another." - California Penal Code Section 240 A California Assault Charge Could Be Life Altering An altercation at the local bar, a heated road rage incident or other event might have been what resulted in...

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California Assault and Battery Crimes

Types of California Assault and Battery Crimes California assault and battery are severe charges. Because conviction on these charges carries with it serious penalties, such as jail time and heavy fines, it is important that you take any and all investigations or assault and battery arrests very seriously. Assault and battery charges can be classified...

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Charged With Assault in Torrance, CA? What You Should Do if You Are Accused

How Assault Is Defined in California & What You Should Do if You Are Accused When you are accused of assault in Los Angeles, it can be a very confusing time. You may be unclear about the charges against you or wondering what defense you might have that will keep you out of jail. There...

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Robert Ernenwein, an expert and experienced Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer, has over 30 years of experience defending persons accused of Assault and Battery. Mr. Ernenwein is a former Los Angeles Deputy District Attorneys and is Certified as a Criminal Law Specialist by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. He has been named as a “Super Lawyer” by Los Angeles Magazine and has appeared as a legal analyst on multiple cable news programs, including Fox News.

The experience and capabilities Robert Ernenwein will bring to your Assault and Battery Defense are unmatched.