Pasadena Assault & Battery Defense Attorney

Have you been arrested for assault in Pasadena, CA?

If you are found guilty of willfully inflicting or threatening bodily injury on another person and they are left in a traumatic and delicate state, then you could face assault and battery charges. In the state of California, assault can be considered either a misdemeanor or a felony charge, depending on the severity of the crime and the injuries sustained by the victim.

Here at the Law Office of Fritzie Galliani we understand that allegations of assault not only attack your integrity and reputation but could also lead to serious legal repercussions. We have extensive experience defending against austere criminal offenses including assault and we will provide you with the relentless defense you need and deserve. Speak with a Pasadena criminal defense attorney from our firm today to discuss your charges.

Possible Penalties for Assault in California

According to the California Penal Code section 240, you can be charged with misdemeanor assault if you attempt to inflict bodily harm on another person. If you actually succeed in striking the other person, then it can be considered a battery charge which carries stiff penalties. If you happen to be holding a knife or other type of deadly weapon in an assault attempt, you can face more severe consequences. Assault with a deadly weapon or firearm could be considered a felony offense and possibly a strike against you on your record. The specific penalties for assault and burglary crimes are as follows:

Assault- When you act is a way that results in application of force, it is considered to be a misdemeanor crime which is punishable for up to 6 months in jail, a $1,000 fine, probation, community service and attendance to a batter's program.

Battery- If you intentionally inflict force or violence upon another person, you could face a misdemeanor offense punishable up to 6 months in jail, a $2,000 fine, probation, community service and the batter's program.

Aggravated Battery- Willful force and violence towards another individual which result in serious bodily injury can result in misdemeanor offense leading to a one year jail sentence, a $1,000 fine and probation. Depending on the severity of the injuries, this crime can also be considered a felony offense and the defendant could face 2-4 years in prison, a $10,000 fine and a possible strike on their criminal record.

Assault with a Deadly Weapon (ADW)- If you assaulted someone while holding a gun, firearm or any other type of deadly weapon that could cause serious injury, you could face either a misdemeanor or felony charge depending on the specific situation. With a misdemeanor ADW charge you could face a one year jail sentence, a $10,000 fine, weapon confiscation, community service, probation and mandatory anger management classes. With a felony offense the penalties are increased to a 2-4 prison sentence and you could also acquire a possible strike on your record.

It is important to remember that having a violent felony offense on your record can negatively impact your future and make it very difficult to obtain gainful employment. Employers almost always run a background check on potential employees and they will most likely pass over any applicant with a violent conviction on their record. If you have been charged with assault, it is absolutely crucial that you take swift legal action now in order to avoid a possible conviction.

Here at the Law Office of Fritzie Galliani, we have found in many cases, the defendant is wrongly accused of assault. More often than not, the defendant was acting out of self-defense for them, their family or their business. Other times we have found that the victims make up stories and false accusations due to an ulterior motive.

Criminal Defense Lawyer Serving Clients in Pasadena

Our firm has been dedicated to protecting the rights of the accused for over 30 years and we have had great success in defending against a wide variety of criminal offenses. Our lead attorney has been named as Top Attorney in criminal defense by the Pasadena Magazine and our firm has a track record of success to show for it. With extensive trial litigation experience, you can count on us to vigorously fight for a reduction or full dismissal of your charges. Fight your assault allegations today and contact a Pasadena criminal defense lawyer from our firm to protect your rights in court!

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