Assault and Battery
Make The Mattern Law Firm your assault & battery attorney in Los Angeles CA for alleged injuries large and small.
Assault & battery are often charged together, but in reality they are two separate crimes governed by different statutes.
What’s the difference?
In a nutshell, assault is the attempt to use unlawful force or violence, and battery is the actual use of that force or violence.
Charges can be based on anything from seemingly minor incidents like shoving or spitting to serious beatings. Even touching can qualify as battery if it is done in a harmful or offensive manner, so it is very important not to fall into the trap of thinking you don’t need an assault & battery attorney in Los Angeles CA just because the alleged victim did not suffer any physical injury. Any time any criminal charge is brought against you, you should always consult an experienced lawyer.
We Handle All Types of Assault & Battery Cases
No matter what type of charge you may be facing, The Mattern Law Firm will take your case very seriously as your assault & battery attorney in Los Angeles CA. We have appeared in many courtrooms on many different types of charges so we know how to approach crimes like:
- Simple assault
- Assault with a deadly weapon
- Simple battery
- Battery causing serious injury
- Battery on a peace officer
- Domestic battery
- Sexual battery
All of these assault & battery crimes are prosecuted under different statutes and each one has its own subtle nuances that must be considered when building your defense. You can rely on The Mattern Law Firm to create a personalized defense strategy for the specific facts in your case that will help you achieve an outcome that is acceptable to you.
Now you might be wondering:
What About Actions Taken in Self Defense?
Self defense is an excellent option for defending against assault charges and/or battery charges when the following circumstances apply:
- You reasonably believed there was an imminent danger of bodily harm
- You reasonably believed that the immediate use of force was necessary to defend against the danger
- You did not use more force than the situation called for
Again, there are many nuances in the laws governing self defense, and it is imperative to have an experienced assault & battery lawyer in Los Angeles CA on your side to help you navigate these nuances. At The Mattern Law Firm, we know how to secure the evidence needed to support a self defense argument and we can also anticipate and counteract common tactics that the prosecution may employ in these cases.
Get Your Free Case Evaluation Today
To learn more about the defense strategies that may be available to you, please call The Mattern Law Firm at 310-342-8254 and request your free case evaluation. We take every case seriously and we look forward to helping you through this difficult time in your life with the compassion and expertise you deserve from your assault & battery attorney in Los Angeles CA.