Bakersfield Assault Attorney
Information on Assault Charges
Assault is the threat of bodily harm or injury against someone else. You
do not have to actually physically hurt another individual to be charged
with assault. Assault is often charged in association with
battery, generally known as "assault and battery," which is the threat
and then execution of bodily harm or injury against an individual.
Assault is a serious crime that will go on your record and result in you facing:
- Jail time
- Monetary fines
- Probation if you are convicted
Contact the Bakersfield criminal defense attorney at
our firm today if you are facing assault charges.
Felony assault charges include assault with a deadly weapon. The use of
a handgun or other
firearm or weapon in the commission of a crime, or in an attempt to commit a crime
can lead to felony charges with heavy penalties, including time in state
prison up to 4 years and a fine of $10,000 under the California Penal
Code, Section 244. When the accusation involves a weapon other than a
firearm, the penalties are equally severe. When the offense was committed
on school grounds or the alleged victim was a law enforcement office,
the penalties are increased. Your prior criminal record and the circumstance
of the crime will all be considered during sentencing. This is why it
is so essential to hire an experienced
criminal defense attorney.
An attorney from our firm should get involved in your defense as early as possible after your arrest.
Assault Attorney in Bakersfield
The Law Offices of Kyle J. Humphrey, we have decades of experience defending our clients who are charged with
violent crimes such as assault, battery,
domestic violence and
murder. We understand the legal process and will be able to analyze your case
to determine the best form of defense for your charges. There are many
viable defenses that may be applicable to your situation, and with an
assault defense attorney's help, your charges may end up reduced or dropped.
Contact a Bakersfield assault attorney
today for aggressive defense counsel in all types of assault charges.