Assault & Battery Attorney in Modesto, CA

Accused of Assault & Battery in Stanislaus County, CA

Being charged with assault and/or battery is a very serious matter. These are violent crimes that carry serious penalties upon conviction. An assault and battery lawyer in Modesto can help you fight against the charges you face and protect your rights. If you face devastating charges for assault and/or battery, contact an attorney as soon as possible. An experienced attorney can work for you and navigate the legal process and to pursue a favorable outcome.

Schedule your free initial consultation with us to discuss your case and your legal options. Contact us at (209) 753-4009 or via our online form.

What is Assault & Battery?

Assault and battery often go hand-in-hand, but they are actually two separate crimes. Both are considered violent crimes and are punishable by jail time, fines, probation, and restitution. The main difference between the two is that assault is a person's attempt to commit a battery. Simply put, assault is threatening to commit a battery. Battery is actually committing the battery. For example, if someone threatens to hit someone else, they are committing an assault. If they actually hit someone, they are committing a battery.

Assault & battery are defined as:

  • Assault: — an attempt to commit a battery;
  • Battery: — willful and unlawful use of force or act of violence.

What Are the Penalties for Assault & Battery?

The penalties for charges of assault and battery depend on how severe the crime is and the circumstances surrounding it. For example, if a battery is committed against a police officer, the penalties may be more severe. The penalties may include:

  • Fines
  • Jail time
  • Probation
  • Restitution

Assault and battery are considered violent crimes. As such, if found guilty, you will be required to turn in your firearms. If you are facing charges for assault and/or battery, contact an attorney as soon as possible. An experienced attorney can help you navigate the legal process and ensure you receive the best possible outcome.

Contact an Assault & Battery Attorney in Modesto

If you or someone you know has been accused of assault and/or battery, contact Forkner Orlando & Echevarria right away. We have over 20 years of experience defending clients in Stanislaus County and throughout California. We are available 24/7 to answer your questions and provide you with the legal guidance and counsel you need.

Facing charges for assault and/or battery? Contact our firm to schedule a free consultation. Contact us at (209) 753-4009 or via our online form.

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