How to Protect Yourself if You’ve Been Accused of Assault in California
Assault is no laughing matter. Those convicted of assault (Penal Code 240 PC Assault) in the state of California are subject to summary probation, up to six months in county jail, and/or a maximum fine of $1,000. However, just because you’ve been accused of or even already proven guilty of committing assault against another person doesn’t mean it’s the end all be all, and it certainly doesn’t mean you can’t attempt to repeal.
From simple assault to assault with a deadly weapon, the Mattern Law Firm can help you potentially weasel your way out of any unfair charges. Whether you’ve never committed the crime at all, or your actions do not legally meet the definition of assault in California, you can count on Lisa Mattern to defend your case.
The Legal Definition of Assault in California
In order to be charged with assault in California, there must not only be proof of the event, but certain components of the event must be true. For instance, if you assaulted someone when there wasn’t risk of you getting injured or put in danger by them, used more force than necessary for the given situation, and you believe that the assault wasn’t necessary as a form of self-defense, then you may very well have committed assault.
However, the absence of the later, lack of solid evidence, and/or proof that the other party is exaggerating or lying about the assault can give you the opportunity to fight against your assault accusation. Working with a qualified California defense lawyer specializing in violent crime can assist you as you shut down any false accusations or even lessen assault penalties if you’ve already been charged.
Protect Yourself from an Assault Accusation Today
Whether you’ve committed assault but believe your penalties are too high, been charged with assault but consider your case to actually be self-dense, or have been incorrectly accused for assault at all, it’s time to get in touch with a violent crime defense attorney. Lisa Mattern is the right attorney for the job.
Lisa Mattern at the Mattern Law Firm in Los Angeles, CA has been working in the legal field for over two decades. With her extensive knowledge base and wide array of experiences in the courtroom, Ms. Mattern has what it takes to search for and collect evidence to defend you against any allegations or unjust charges.
Speak with Ms. Mattern today by calling her at 310-342-8254.