Southern California Assault Lawyer
Strong Legal Assistance for Clients in California
Have you been charged with assault? Call The Law Offices of Paul S. Geller to speak with our Southern California assault defense lawyer. Mr. Geller has nearly two decades of experience representing clients accused of assault and other criminal charges. We offer personalized representation and compassionate support throughout the legal process.
Assault in California
California law defines assault as an attempt to commit a violent injury upon another person. In order to be convicted, the defendant must have committed an act that resulted in the use of force, committed the act willingly, was aware that the act would result in force, and have the ability to injure the other person. Assault is usually a misdemeanor and penalties can include up to six months in county jail and fines of up to $1000.
Contact our law firm at (626) 714-3112 to discuss your case with our knowledgeable assault attorney in Southern California.
Planning Your Defense
Often, people think that talking to the police will make the police view them as cooperative and ensure favorable treatment. Unfortunately, this is generally not the case. In order to ensure your own protection, it is never a good idea to speak to the police or answer questions without having an attorney present. The first thing you should do is contact a Southern California assault lawyer to protect your rights.
Possible legal defenses to assault charges include:
- Acting in self-defense or defense of another person
- Defendant was wrongfully accused
- The act was not willful and there was no intent to harm
- Defendant did not have the ability to inflict violence or force
The specific criminal defense depends on the circumstances of your case. Our Los Angeles assault attorney begins by discussing all facts with each client and works with the client to determine the best approach for the defense of the case. We offer the time and personal attention necessary to prepare a solid defense. In addition, our attorney creates a partnership that extends beyond the life of the case.
Call (626) 714-3112 to have your case evaluated by our assault defense lawyer for free.