The charge of assault might not be the most serious on the books of the state of California, but it is important to defend yourself against this charge none the less. In many cases, assault is a judgement call that is left up to the arresting officer, often based on the testimonies of the involved parties and any witnesses. If you have been charged with assault and you wish to defend yourself against the charge, call our offices today. Somera Law Group firm is experienced in California courtrooms and will put the power of our experience to work for you.

The assault of another person simply involves the use of a weapon or other instrument capable of producing great bodily injury, or the alleged victim ending up seriously injured. It is important to note that in order to charged (and even convicted) of assault, no one actually has to be injured. Even the attempt to injure someone can be charged as an assault, regardless of the outcome of that attempt.

A standard assault conviction in the state of California is a misdemeanor, which comes with a variety of punishments -

  • Up to six months in county jail
  • Maximum fine of $1,000
  • Community Service
  • Entry into California’s misdemeanor probation program

The exact punishment will be handed down by the judge based on the specifics of the case, but will fall within those general guidelines. Needless to say, the punishments for an assault conviction are serious enough to warrant fighting your charges in court. Contact our office today for a free consultation and to discuss your options with our team. We look forward to your call.