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San Diego Assault & Battery Lawyer

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California Assault & Battery Laws 

Explained by a San Diego Criminal Lawyer

 

Assault and Battery are the most common criminal charges that stem from altercations or fights that you may have with a neighbor, friend, of a random person at a restaurant.  If you have been charged with Assault or Battery, a San Diego criminal lawyer can help you fight the charges, and can possibly get the charges reduced or dismissed without a trial.  

Types of Assault & Battery

Assault - Simple Assault

California Penal Code 240 PC 

 

An assault charge in San Diego requires an experienced San Diego criminal lawyer to ensure that your rights and your future are protected. Assault charges can arise from minor altercations, and are usually misdemeanors, but that does not mean that it is not important to quickly address such charges and have them dismissed if possible.  

Assault on a Peace Officer

Also known as "Resisting Arrest"

California Penal Code 241(c) PC

 

If you resist a lawful arrest simply by trying to avoid being handcuffed, you may face charges under Cal. Penal Code 241(c) - resisting arrest.  As unrest and disatisfaction with police reach new highs, the police are fighting back and requesting anyone who slightly resists arrest to be charged with PC 241(c).  Fight back and hire an experienced San Diego criminal lawyer to fight for you. 

Assault on a School Employee

California Penal Code 241.6 PC

 

Students who resist lawful attempts at detention and restraint can face charges under Cal. Penal Code 241.6.  Even something as minor as shouting at a school employee could potentially land your student a charge for assault.  Protect your student and your right by hiring a San Diego criminal lawyer who can assist with juvenile, or adult charges of assault on a school employee.  

Battery - Simple Battery

California Penal Code 242 PC 

 

Simple battery is any unwanted contact with another individual without lawful justification. A San Diego criminal lawyer knows how to help you with a bogus battery charge under PC 242. An experienced San Diego criminal lawyer can possibly get these charges dismissed. 

Battery on a Peace Officer "Resisting Arrest"

California Penal Code 243(b) PC

 

If you resist a lawful arrest simply by trying to avoid being handcuffed, you may face charges under Cal. Penal Code 241(c) - resisting arrest.  As unrest and disatisfaction with police reach new highs, the police are fighting back and requesting anyone who slightly resists arrest to be charged with PC 241(c).  Fight back and hire an experienced San Diego criminal lawyer to fight for you. 

Battery with Serious Bodily Injury

California Penal Code 243(d) PC

 

Serious bodily injury to the victim can potentially mean prison time for the accused. We have excellent, accredited investigators that can help get a battery with serious bodily injury dismissed or reduced. Protect yourself and your future by hiring a San Diego criminal lawyer who can get your charge of battery with serious bodily injury reduced or dismissed.   

Sexual Battery

California Penal Code 243.4 PC 

 

Sexual Battery is a very serious charge, and can frequently catch the accused off-guard and surprised.  Just the allegation of a sex crime is enough to destroy your career and family. If a claim has been made, or you think a claim will be made you need to call an eperienced San Diego criminal defense attorney immediately.    

 

 

Hazing

California Penal Code 245.6 PC

 

Hazing can lead to serious battery charges. Schools are cracking down on hazing rituals in San Diego colleges and high schools.  If your student is accused of hazing, you need a San Diego criminal lawyer who understands the gravity of these charges and the potential career consequences for a student who is convicted under PC 245.6.