Assault & Battery Charges in Burbank, CA
Burbank Criminal Defense Lawyer
Have you or someone you know been accused of or charged with assault and battery in Burbank, California? Assault and battery are actually two separate criminal offenses which are often grouped together or terms which are used interchangeably to describe a similar crime. Under California law, an assault is an attempt or threat of violent injury against another person, with the apparent immediate ability to carry out this threat or attempt. Battery is defined as an action which causes bodily injury to another person. Therefore, the assault would be the attempt or threat of injury and battery would be the act itself that causes injury, such as hitting, striking or touching another person or an object intimately associated with a person.
Enlist Diamond & Associates for powerful defense!
Burbank criminal defense lawyer David D. Diamond is a highly experienced trial attorney who is also a competent negotiator. Through his years of practice, Mr. Diamond has successfully defended clients of a variety of serious criminal allegations, including various misdemeanor and felony violent crime offenses such as assault and battery. Attorney Diamond's skill in this field may enable him to successfully negotiate to lessen your charges or to convince the prosecuting attorney to drop them altogether. Should your case need to go to court, attorney Diamond can aggressively defend your rights and protect your interests every step of the way.
Assault and battery may be charged as misdemeanor or felony offenses, depending on the extent of injury, whether a deadly weapon was used, and whether the victim was a peace officer. Penalties may vary broadly depending on this, and this is one of many reasons it is important to involve an attorney early on. For the skilled legal counsel you need to fight your charges, contact a Burbank assault attorney from Diamond & Associates today!