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West Covina Assault Defense Lawyers

Representation for Violent Crime Offenses

According to California law, assault is defined as "an unlawful attempt, coupled with a present ability, to commit a violent injury on the person of another.” If you have been accused of or arrested for assault, our West Covina criminal defense attorneys at Coimbra Law Firm is here to aggressively, thoroughly, and skillfully represent you.

Working to Disprove False Allegations

The sad reality of life is there will always be malevolent and deceitful people who will not flinch at the thought of calumniating or falsely accusing persons against whom they have some vendetta or harbor some ill will. Prosecutors are often committed to obtaining a conviction and will file charges against a wrongfully accused person based on the prevarications of a mendacious witness. Fortunately, our firm is extremely aggressive and thorough in seeking out the truth so that you are absolved.

In order for you to be convicted of assault, it must be proven that you have:

  • Acted with willfulness and intentionality, meaning you intended to inflict injury on the other person or to otherwise break the law.
  • Applied force: It is not necessary that you have inflicted pain upon your alleged victim. Even the slightest push, shove, or touch can qualify as an assault if it was done with the intention of causing physical harm or with the intent to break the law.
  • Acted with the awareness that your conduct would harm someone.

Penalties & Consequences of Assault

If you are facing serious charges for a violent crime like assault, you may be worried about the penalties and punishments you could be dealt. Our priority is to avoid a conviction by disproving the prosecution's evidence or by proving your innocence. We work hard to achieve a positive outcome and help you to avoid the serious consequences.

If you are convicted of assault, you can be subject to the following penalties:

  • Three years “summary” or “informal" probation
  • Up to six months in the County Jail
  • Up to $1000 fine
  • Successful attendance and completion of a Batterer’s Program
  • Community service

Set up a free consultation today to discuss your options with an West Covina assault defense lawyer, call us anytime at (626) 827-7222.

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