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The Difference between Assault & Battery

Although assault and battery are commonly grouped together, they are actually two different crimes. Assault is, "...an unlawful attempt, coupled with a present ability, to commit a violent injury on the person of another." You do not have to actually injure someone to be charged with assault, there only needs to be an attempt. On the other hand, battery is, "...any willful and unlawful use of force or violence upon the person of another." If a person is actually injured, then the battery charge would be applicable.

Penalties for being found guilty of assault include a fine of up to $1,000 and/or imprisonment in the county jail for up to 6 months. These penalties can be enhanced if the victim was a peace officer, emergency medical technician, firefighter, process server, doctor or nurse or animal control officers who are performing their duties. The fine for battery can be as high as $2,000 with 6 months in jail. Again, depending on who the victim was, you could spend upwards of 1 year in jail.

If you have been arrested for either crime, you are in need of an experienced Los Angeles criminal defense attorney from Diamond & Associates to begin working on your defense immediately.

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Upon contacting us, we will do a thorough review of all of the facts of the case so that we can formulate the best criminal defense strategy possible with the intention of having your charges reduced or dismissed. At times, assault accusations are made out of spite or anger or you may have been defending yourself against the attack of another and this information needs to be made known.

Your best interests are our priority and we will keep you fully abreast of the progress on your case. We want you to be informed as to what the charges mean, the potential penalties and how these can be combatted. You must also know your rights and what we can do to protect them. You may be going through a very trying time right now but with a dedicated attorney by your side, the chances for a positive outcome can be greatly increased.

Contact a Los Angeles assault & battery lawyer if you are accused of assault and battery and want to be defended against these charges.

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