San Jose Assault Lawyers
Penal Code 240 PC defines assault as an attempt to commit violent injury upon another person. The fact that only an attempt at causing harm is required to be charged with assault catches many by surprise. California law does not require anyone to actually suffer an injury. An unfortunate side effect of this fact is that there are many false accusations of assault. Whether you have been falsely accused or not, you need an experienced lawyer to protect your rights, who knows San Jose assault law to make sure you are treated fairly.
Assault Charges in San Jose
At the Law Offices of Valencia, Ippolito & Bowman, our San Jose assault defense lawyers bring more than 65 years of combined experience to assault cases. Our team includes former criminal prosecutors, meaning we know firsthand how our opponents build these cases. We know their tactics. We have the experience to defend you against their tactics.
Our law firm has won numerous awards, including being named Criminal Defense Firm of the Year by San Jose Magazine.
Two Separate Crimes: Assault and Battery
It is not uncommon for people to think that assault and battery is one single crime, or that the two terms can be used interchangeably. In reality, assault and battery are two separate crimes, although they are certainly closely related.
Penal Code 242 PC defines battery as the actual use of force or violence against another person. This is different from assault, because assault only requires an attempt to use force or violence. Needless to say, the charge of battery is significantly more serious, and it can be more serious depending on the amount of harm caused to the alleged victim. We have the experience to defend against both assault and battery charges.
Free Consultation With a San Jose Assault Lawyer
When you need the help of a San Jose assault attorney, call our law firm at 877-766-5245 or send us an e-mail. We offer payment plans, credit card payments and evening or weekend consultations. Se habla español.