Former Deputy Attorney General Sam Spital, prosecuted cases for the Department of Justice, State of California, all the way through to the US Supreme Court. There are many types of criminal assault charges, including Assault With a Deadly Weapon and Aggravated Assault. Since 1978, Spital & Associates will argue by supporting facts and law that you did not intend to use force or violence against another. For example, you may have acted in self-defense or to protect yourself. We want to assert your rights, protect and defend you.
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For over 40 years, our San Diego assault lawyers have handle assault crimes. We know the strategies that bring winning results. Founder Sam Spital and his team of associates have the knowledge and experience, and will aggressively fight for you.
Depending on the nature and extent of injury to another person, assault and battery may be charged as either a felony or a misdemeanor. Whether a minor injury assault and battery, it may be considered a “violent crime.” Also, you do not have to hit someone to face assault charges. Moreover, if you allegedly touched another person, you can face charges for battery (simple battery or aggravated battery).There are two types of assault:
- Simple Assault: This is the threat of bodily harm, but without a weapon or dangerous object.
- Aggravated Assault: This is the use of a weapon or dangerous object to threaten great bodily injury. These cases can be filed as assault with a deadly weapon (ADW) or an aggravated assault.
What are Defenses Against Assault and Battery Crimes?
For more information on Battery, please select the sub-practice area entitled Battery Crimes. The prosecution in an Assault case must prove you intended to hurt someone. If you did not have such intent, a defense can be argued. Also, if you were acting in self-defense, defending someone else or defending certain property, the prosecution may not be able to win.
At Spital & Associates, we want to know whether you actually harmed another person and/or whether the other person was the aggressor. We study all of the facts and evidence to present a compelling argument on your behalf. Even if the evidence is against you, our San Diego assault and battery attorneys will present mitigating facts and circumstances, as well as to seek alternative sentencing. When a case has been filed as a felony, we fight to have the charges reduced to a misdemeanor. Send us an email or call now
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