“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 your assault charges. Whatever circumstances led to your arrest, it is critical that you understand the seriousness of your accusation. In California, if you are found guilty of assault, you could be looking at a hefty fine, not to mention jail time.
A California assault offense often comes with a severe punishment.
When people think about a California assault conviction, they generally think about the immediate consequences. A jail sentence, even only a year, can seem daunting. The significant fine that may accompany the assault charge could leave you worried about finances. However, those consequences affect the present. What about the future? An assault conviction is not something you want on your record. It could affect your employment, future career, and various other aspects of your life. Don’t take an assault charge lightly!
Assault comes in many variations.
There are many forms of assault, and each one carries a different penalty, ranging from less than a year in prison to several years in incarceration. If you have been accused of any of the following, you will want to contact a Los Angeles criminal lawyer, immediately:
- Simple assault
- Simple battery
- Assault with a deadly weapon
- Assault with a firearm
At the Law Offices of Robert Ernenwein, we know just how hard the judicial system is on people who are accused of assault. Whether you are looking at a misdemeanor or felony offense, you need to have someone with experience on your side who is more than ready to defend you in court.
To find out how we can help you with your assault case, contact us today at 310-375-5858. We represent clients in both Los Angeles County and Orange County. Contact us today for your free consultation.