The definition of simple assault is an “unlawful attempt, coupled with a present ability, to commit a violent injury on the person of another“.
You do not need to make any physical contact with another person, or cause any injury to be charged and convicted with simple assault.
You are convicted of misdemeanor simple assault, you could face up to $1,000 in fines and 6 months in jail, under California Law.
Simple battery can be charged as a misdemeanor or felony, a determination that is made by the judge.
It is defined as any willful and unlawful use of force or violence upon another person.
You are convicted of simple battery, you could face up to $2,000 in fines and 6 months in jail, under California Law.
If you have been charged for assault or battery, Jones Law can help.
The help of a good lawyer is critical in limiting the damage that a criminal or DUI case can have on your family, your life and your livelihood. Of course a good lawyer can minimize the penalties such as jail, fines and license suspension or revocation.
David E. Jones is a former Deputy District Attorney and a highly skilled DUI/DWI and criminal defense lawyer with more than 20 years of experience helping clients who are facing State and Federal criminal charges.