Los Angeles Assault & Battery Lawyer
Have you been accused of a violent offense?
Attempting or threatening to harm another person, with the apparent means
to carry out the threat, is considered to be assault. The unwanted touching
or striking another person is battery. As such, assault and battery are
often combined in a criminal case. An assault and battery conviction may
result in a “strike” on a person’s criminal record –
as assault and battery is considered to be a violent and serious felony
offense in California.
An attorney at Okabe & Haushalter may be able to help you if you have
been arrested on assault and battery charges or
aggravated assault charges in Los Angeles or the South Bay area. By reviewing your particular situation
and case, we can determine how to effectively defend your case.
Self-defense, provocation by the alleged victim, mistaken identity, accidental
contact and mutual combat may all be an explanation of why you were thought
to have committed assault and/or battery, and your lawyer can utilize
these defenses in court to help prove that you are not guilty.
Assault & Battery may be a "Strike" Offense
In California, assault and battery, along with other violent crimes, present
a particular problem when they are charged as felony offenses. Under the
“Three Strikes and You’re Out” law, certain violent
and serious felony convictions are classified as “strikes.”
When a person receives a conviction for a second violent or serious felony,
he or she will face double the penalties. A third conviction, even for
a lesser offense, may result in 25 years to life in prison. This is just
one of the numerous reasons a skilled defense lawyer is so important if
you are facing assault and battery charges.
At our firm, we have the experience and the dedication to represent clients
who have been charged with assault and battery in Southern California.
When you work with an attorney at our firm, know that we are fighting
zealously to protect your rights – and that we will not give up.
We will utilize our experience and our resources in investigating your
charges and defending your case in court.
Contact Okabe & Haushalter today to learn how we can defend you against assault or battery charges
in the Los Angeles area!