Ontario Assualt & Battery Defense Attorneys
Bristol & Haynes, A Professional Law Corporation can effectively advocate for you if you are charged with an assault crime or a battery crime. Call our office today to see how we can help.
Assault and battery are often believe to be the same crime. However, in California assault and battery are two distinct crimes.
California Penal Code section 240 defines an assault as an attempt to use force or violence on someone else. And California Penal Code section 242 defines battery as the actual use of force or violence on someone else. There are related assault and battery offenses, which go in further detail.
What are the penalties for assault and battery in California?
Both California Penal Code section 240 (assault) and section 242 (battery) are misdemeanors in California law. The penalties for both in most cases include a fine of up to two thousand dollars ($2,000) and/or up to six (6) months in county jail.
Bristol & Haynes, APLC has conveniently flexible hours to better serve the residents of Ontario, Upland, Claremont, Rancho Cucamonga and the Inland Empire. We offer affordable flat-fee payment options for our clients and we regularly return calls even after hours. Email or call us today at (909) 466-5575 to discuss your concerns today.