The terms assault and battery go hand in hand. Assault is an attempted battery. Battery means the intentional use of force or violence on another individual without his or her consent.
Battery can be charged as a felony or misdemeanor, depending on how serious any injuries are. If “great bodily injury” is charged, battery becomes a strike under the three strikes law. Punishment for assault and battery may include jail time, prison time, fines, probation or parole, and additional penalties.
California authorities take battery cases very seriously. The result can be loss of child custody and trouble securing and/or retaining employment. Because the penalties for battery or assault can be so severe, it is important to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. If you’ve been arrested on assault charges, it is important not to talk to anyone, including law enforcement, until you have an attorney present who fully understands your rights and can guide you through the criminal proceedings.
Best Criminal Defense for Assault & Battery Charges
I’m attorney Scott Cadzow, and I have personally defended hundreds of individuals in criminal cases including those charged with:
- Simple assault
- Assault with a deadly weapon
- Domestic violence or domestic assault (altercation with a spouse)
- Felony assault and battery involving severe bodily injury and/or use of a weapon
I have over 25 years experience defending clients throughout Orange and Southern California. I have personally defended many people accused of assault and battery. I’ve been successful in negotiating for reduced charges, reduced penalties, and in some cases, dismissal of all charges.
Call Attorney Cadzow for Top Orange County Assault & Battery Defense
If you or a family member has been charged with any type of assault or battery, please contact me, attorney Scott R. Cadzow, for highly skilled and knowledgeable criminal defense help. I can meet with you at my law offices in Orange County or in Vista, whichever is closer to you.
I have over 25 years of experience as an assault and battery defense lawyer in Orange County and the rest of Southern California. I have the legal skills and experience needed to provide you with the best and strongest defense against those charges. I have successfully represented many people charged with assault and battery, and I will do everything in my power to protect your freedom. I have protected the rights of defendants in over 100 criminal jury trials, and I know how to investigate an assault and battery case and either obtain a good plea bargain offer or present a strong defense at trial.
Your case is important to me. I offer a free consultation and am available 24/7. I will respond quickly when you call.
For Expert Help and a Fast Response, Call: (949) 697-5278