California Assault & Battery Defense Lawyers for the LGBT Community

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About Assault and Battery Charges

Assault is willfully acting in a manner that will result in the exertion of force upon another individual. In criminal law, assault is interpreted as an endeavor to cause physical injury. While assault does not require any physical contact with another individual, battery does. Assault can be categorized as a misdemeanor or felony while battery can solely be categorized as a misdemeanor. Assault and Battery cases are often difficult cases because a majority of the evidence is based on he said or she said evidence. However, Pride Legal’s assault & battery defense lawyers have extensive experience with such cases and will proudly defend any case. 

There are typically 2 types of assaults: simple assault and aggravated assault. Simple assault is usually charged when the person is not substantially injured and no weapons were involved. On the other hand, an aggravated assault happens when a deadly weapon or any other type of deadly exertion was used such as a gun, knife, fist, or feet with the intention of harming another individual.

Some punishments for assault include:

  • Informal probation
  • Up to 6 months in county jail
  • Maximum of $2,000 in fines
  • Community service
  • Participation in a Batterer’s Program
  • Loss to own a firearm
  • Loss of employment
  • Lifetime revocation of your driver’s license
  • Damaged reputation

The 3 elements that must be proven in a Battery case:

  • That you willfully and intentionally performed this action
  • Touched, or applied force, or physical contact in an aggressive or disrespectful manner
  • Upon another person, which includes his or her clothing or anything attached or connected to that person

A conviction will not take place if the prosecutor cannot prove each of these 3 elements. However, if all 3 elements are proven, some penalties include:

  • Informal probation
  • Up to 6 months in county jail
  • Maximum of $1,000 in fines
  • Community service
  • Participation in a Batterer’s Program
  • Loss to own a firearm
  • Loss of employment
  • Lifetime revocation of your driver’s license
  • Damaged reputation

Looking for an Experienced Assault & Battery Defense Lawyer?

There are many different techniques attorneys at Pride Legal will utilize to prove that you are not guilty of Assault and/or battery. Some of these strategies include self-defense, proving that the physical contact was an accident, and that you had consent to act the way you did. At Pride Legal, your freedom is the most important factor to us. If you or a loved one has been involved in either an assault or battery case, contact Pride Legal immediately so that our assault & battery defense lawyers in Los Angeles can not only help you put this issue in the past but also provide you with the rights you deserve.

If you are facing charges for assault and battery and need representation, contact a California Gay and Lesbian Assault and Battery Defense Attorney today.

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