Defending Your Rights When Facing Assault & Battery Charges

Assault and battery charges can be harmful for your record. Assault is a threat of harmful contact or an act leading up to such an act, while battery is classified as the physical act that causes harm. If charged with assault or battery, you can face up to 25 years in prison, depending on the circumstances.

Dod Law, APC, in Vista and Downtown San Diego, California, has the courtroom experience and negotiating skills to help you if you face assault and battery charges. For 14 years, attorney Dod Ghassemkhani has worked with San Diego-area clients in more than 6,500 criminal cases. As a top-notch criminal defense attorney, he has consistently fought to get his clients acquitted.

Scenarios That Lead To Assault And Battery Charges

An assault charge happens in a number of ways. Such incidents include intent to do someone harm; making threatening actions or behaviors; actions indicating an intention to attack such as approaching someone with raised fists or attempting physical attack.

But battery involves physical contact, and can include using force against another person; aggressive, angry actions resulting in violence; and striking someone with an object. Any of these scenarios require an effective and aggressive criminal defense lawyer.

The Serious Ramifications Of A Felony

A felony assault and battery charge is more serious than simple assault and battery, which is a misdemeanor from minor injury or threat of violence. Felony assault and battery can include:

  • Striking someone with an object
  • Shooting or threatening to kill someone while pointing a gun at them
  • Actions resulting in serious physical injuries to a victim

If charged with assault and battery in California, you should do all you can to find a qualified and dependable San Diego-area criminal defense lawyer to help with your case. You can only be acquitted of an assault and battery charge if it can be demonstrated that you acted in self-defense, had consent for physical contact, protected others or property, or used reasonable force in a certain line of duty. Otherwise, prosecution for assault and battery is strict in California.

Call Now For An Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer

At Dod Law, APC, in Vista and Downtown San Diego, California, Mr. Ghassemkhani will use his experience and legacy of results to fight for you. One of Mr. Ghassemkhani's previous cases involved a client who stabbed another person in self-defense. Through Mr. Ghassemkhani's hard work, he showed the jury that his client stabbed the individual in self-defense. He gained a "not guilty" verdict for his client, allowing him to continue pursuing his nursing career with no time in custody. It takes experience and skill to accomplish this. For a free consultation, contact a lawyer in San Diego at 619-369-3565 or in Vista at 760-849-1329.