Orange County Assault & Battery Attorneys

Orange County Criminal Defense Lawyers

Have you or a loved one been arrested for or accused of assault and battery in Orange County, California? A criminal defense attorney at Coffey & Coffey may be able to help. Coffey & Coffey is an Orange County law firm devoted exclusively to criminal defense in Newport Beach, Fullerton, Westminster, Santa Ana, Laguna Niguel and the surrounding areas. We offer a free case evaluation with an Orange County criminal defense attorney at our firm so you can discuss your case and charges with a professional and find out what to do.

As experienced attorneys, we understand what defense strategies are likely to be successful when we take on an assault and battery case. For instance, you may have been falsely accused due to mistaken identity or simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Or, you may have been acting in self defense or in defense of those people around you. When you work with a defense lawyer at our firm, we will thoroughly investigate your case and charges in order to discover what we can do to defend your rights and help you avoid a conviction.

Assault & Battery: Penalties in Orange County

Assault and battery is a serious charge, one that only an experienced lawyer should be involved in defending. Because this is considered to be a violent crime, in California a person convicted of assault and battery may receive a “strike” on his or her criminal record. This means that a second conviction for a violent or serious felony will receive double the penalties and a third conviction, even for a minor offense, will result in up to a lifetime in prison.

Specific penalties for an assault and battery charge will depend upon the specific details of your case. Assault and battery can be charged as a misdemeanor, where the maximum sentence is 12 months in county jail. It can be charged as a felony, however, meaning you could face years in state prison. The use of a firearm or other deadly weapon will increase the sentencing, and the extent of injury the victim suffers will also affect sentencing. For instance, assault with a firearm may result in a state prison sentence of 2 to 4 years and a $10,000 fine. If the victim was injured as well, this may result in additional penalties.

Failing to consult an experienced lawyer is taking an unnecessary risk to your freedom and your future. You deserve to have your constitutional rights protected, and you deserve the right to a fair trial – and an Orange County criminal defense lawyer at Coffey & Coffey can offer you that protection.

Contact an Orange County assault and battery attorney at Coffey & Coffey today!