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Assault Charges & Penalties

The basic description of assault under California Penal Code § 240 is the threat or attempt of violence against another person. It is very important to note that the attempt or threat need not be actually carried out for a person to face assault charges. An act of violence can be charged separately, as battery under California Penal Code § 242, or as another crime depending on the specific act.

Have you been accused of assault? The most important thing you can do is involve an attorney. When you come to the Law Offices of William Ausman, you will receive aggressive representation every step of the way – whether you have been arrested, formally charged, or simply accused of assault. An Atascadero assault defense attorney can work with you to develop a strategy that addresses the unique situation at hand.

For a confidential consultation, call (805) 919-8889. Your case is important to us.

Criminal Defense Attorney for Assault Charges in San Luis Obispo & Atascadero, CA

The following are a few basic facts about assault charges in California:

  • Simple assault is a misdemeanor offense.
  • Simple assault may be punishable by up to 6 months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.
  • A defendant may face more serious, aggravated assault charges if accused of: assault with a deadly weapon or assault committed against a certain type of person, like a police officer, paramedic, or firefighter.
  • Aggravated assault may be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony.
  • Aggravated assault may be punishable by up to 3 years in jail or prison and a fine of up to $2,000.

Since 1998, our firm has been providing legal representation to clients across San Luis Obispo County and the surrounding communities. We know you have obstacles to overcome, and in the face of assault charges these may seem insurmountable. The right approach and an aggressive defense of your constitutional rights will give you a fighting chance to avoid maximum penalties, a conviction, or even formal charges in the first place. It starts with involving an Atascadero criminal defense attorney.

To get started, call our offices at (805) 919-8889.

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