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Assault Charges

What Are Assault Charges?

Assault charges are legal consequences of an assault. An assault takes place through the use of physical force against an individual. Similarly, an assault is also categorized as a threat to cause physical harm.

Above all, navigating California assault laws is difficult. However, there are types of assault charges. As a result, there are different types of punishments. A person who faces assault charges should contact an experienced assault attorney such as Stephen A. Varga.

Types of Assault

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence (domestic abuse) is hostile and agressive physical behavior in a home. For instance, domestic violence occurs between spouses and partners. However, there are cases when children involved. Above all, anyone dealing with domestic abuse should contact the domestic abuse hotline.

Possible punishment(s) for domestic violence:

  • Probation
  • Fines
  • Completing a Batterer’s Program
  • Jail time
  • A restraining order filed against you
Sexual Assault

Sexual assault is a sexual advancement towards a victim against their will. However, not all sexual assaults are the same. Similarly, not all sexual assaults are punished the same. In addition, a sexual assault charge is a considered a “wobbler” in California. In other words, sexual assault can be charged as a felony or misdemeanor.

Possible punishment(s) for sexual assault:

  • Jailtime
  • Fines
Aggravated Assault

An assault is considered aggravated assault when the intent to cause serious bodily harm is present. For instance, aggravated assault is the intent of non-lethal excessive force. Similarly, aggravated assault is also a threat to cause serious physical harm. Moreover, aggravated assault is a “wobbler” in California. In other words, aggravated assault can be charged as a felony or misdemeanor.

Possible punishment(s) for aggravated assault:

  • Fines
  • Jailtime
  • Probation
  • Completing a Batterer’s Program
Verbal Abuse

Verbal abuse is language used to threaten or imply harm. For instance, in domestic violence cases, verbal abuse is common. Similarly, verbal abuse can take place in the workplace. Lastly, verbal abuse does not always lead to sentencing. However, verbal abuse does not help in a defense.

Assault And Battery

Assault and Battery are two seperate crimes. However, these crimes are commonly phrased together. Therefore, assault and battery charges result from physical force with the intent to cause harm. In addition, assault and battery is a “wobbler” in the State of California. In other words, an assault and battery may result in a felony or misdemeanor.

Possible punishment(s) for Assault and Battery:

  • Jailtime
  • Probation
  • Fines
  • Restitution

Simple Assault

Simple assault is non-serious physical contact with intent to intimidate. In addition, the intent of simple assault may also be to establish dominance. For instance, the attempt of a simple assault creates intimidation or concern. For example, simple assault can be a light slap in the face. In most cases, this scenerio is charged as a misdemeanor.

Punishment(s) for Simple Assault:

  • Jailtime
  • Fines
Felony Assault

All previous examples can be charged as a felonious assault. However, the circumstances of the crime affect the perpetrator’s sentencing. As a result, the severity of the crime corrolates to the severity of the punishment.

Misdemeanor Assault

All previous examples can be charged as a misdemeanor assault. However, the circumstances of the crime affect the perpetrator’s sentencing. As a result, the severity of the crime corrolates to the severity of the punishment.

What To Do When Facing Assault Charges

Do not hesitate if you are facing assault charges. Instead, you should hire an assault attorney such as Stephen A. Varga. Above all, Stephen A. Varga is a seasoned attorney. For instance, he has been practicing assault defense in Los Angeles for decades. Lastly, contact the Law Office of Stephen A. Varga today and begin planning an assault defense strategy.

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