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While assault and battery charges can be charged separately, they normally occur together and are charged as one crime. Assault is considered to be the intentional use of force, violence or threat of violence against another person, while battery involves the actual striking of another with the intent to harm. A person can be charged with simple assault if only the threat of harm was made and no actual physical harm occurred.
There are various degrees of assault that can be charged, from simple to aggravated. The severity of the crime would indicate what the charge might be, in addition to being charged either as a misdemeanor or a felony.
There are also different degrees of battery charges that indicate the severity of the offense. Domestic violence is often charged as a misdemeanor and can include acts such as slapping, shoving or pushing. Aggravated battery becomes a more serious offense, which can include a serious injury, the use of a weapon during the battery or the crime occurring in a school zone, public transportation or station. In addition, any police officer, child or elderly person that was attacked would be considered to be aggravated battery and charged as a felony.
When faced with such charges, it is crucial to retain the services of a criminal defense attorney to provide you with the defense you will need to protect your freedom and your rights. The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Vallens is committed to helping that charge with assault and battery in Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks and Agoura Hills.
The charges of assault and battery are considered by law enforcement to be serious crimes. You will need a talented and knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer working hard for you, developing a legal strategy that will provide you with a strong defense against your charges. By contacting the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Vallens, you will receive the personalized attention you need during this trying and stressful time. Our firm understands what you are facing and will do our utmost to obtain the best possible outcome for your case.
Charged with Assault & Battery? Contact the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Vallens, criminal defense lawyer committed to your defense.