Temecula Assault Attorney

Arrested for assault in Riverside County?

In 2009 the Bureau of Justice reported that there had been more than 3.6 million occurrences of people being victimized by some form of assault, whether aggravated or simple. This makes it the most prevalent form of violent crime, and therefore the most commonly charged. Per California Penal Codes 240 and 245, assault is the criminal act of attempting to violently injure another person, but only when the individual is presently able to carry out the action. This is a serious violent crime, and one that is not without stiff penalties.

Penalties for a conviction of an assault include the following:

  • Fine not exceeding $1,000; and/or
  • Imprisonment in county jail not exceeding 12 months
  • Imprisonment for up to 4 years, when a deadly weapon was used

In certain cases, the assault charges can be elevated with even harsher penalties. For example, if the assault is carried out against a peace officer, firefighter, EMT, paramedic, lifeguard, or animal control officer the fine will double to a maximum of $2,000. If the assault is committed against a custodial officer, the defendant will be facing imprisonment in county jail for up to one year. Another instance of an assault charge being elevated would be if it was committed on school or park property; that would be punishable by either a fine not to exceed $2,000 and/or imprisonment in a county jail not to exceed one year.

Aggressive Defense Lawyer Serving Temecula, CA

If you have been arrested for assault, you should not hesitate to get the involvement of a knowledgeable Temecula criminal lawyer who can protect your legal rights. At the Law Office of Nic Cocis, we bring more than 16 years of legal experience to the table. Our firm is 100% dedicated to litigation, and knows how to handle even the most complex of cases.

If you would like to have your case reviewed and would like to learn how we can help, please call us today for your free consultation.

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