Assault and Battery
Criminal Defense Lawyer San Diego
Assault and battery cases can be filed as either misdemeanors or felonies, depending upon the injuries. If the injuries are alleged to be serious, the District Attorney's office may file the case as a "strike" which, upon conviction, can result in a state prison sentence and lifelong consequences of having a "strike" on one's record.
These cases often times involve individuals who know each other as friends, coworkers, family (non domestic violence), or neighbors. Other times, the parties are complete strangers. It is common for the prosecutor to seek a restraining order between the parties while the case is pending.
You Need an Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer
Hiring an experienced, knowledgeable, criminal defense lawyer immediately after arrest or the issuance of a citation can make a significant difference in the outcome of the case and whether charges are actually filed. If you are under investigation for, have been arrested or are otherwise facing assault/battery charges, please contact me immediately so that I can help you!!!