Van Nuys criminal defense attorneys from the Law Offices of Schwartz & Weinrieb have over 80 years of combined experience defending a wide variety of assault charges in the Van Nuys and San Fernando courthouses, including: simple misdemeanor assault, felony assault, assault upon a police officer, and assault with a deadly weapon.
The crime of assault is typically charged when someone attempts to injure or scare another person by punching, kicking, making other unwanted physical contact or by using a weapon. Importantly, unlike a charge for battery, the fact that the person does not actually make physical contact with a victim does not prevent an assault charge.
An assault requires that a person did an intentional act; he attempted to make contact or did make actual contact with a victim; he knew that his actions would probably result in contact with the victim; and he had the physical ability to contact the victim.
Assault crimes include a variety of potential misdemeanor and felony assault charges, including, but not limited to:
- Simple misdemeanor assault
- Felony assault
- Felony assault with great bodily injury
- Assault upon a peace officer
- Assault with a deadly weapon using bodily force
- Assault with a deadly weapon using a weapon (such as a knife, gun or other weapon)
Punishments for misdemeanor assault may or may not include jail time, while punishments for serious felony assaults typically include a county jail or state prison sentence.
Assault Defense Attorneys in the San Fernando Valley
The legal team at the Law Offices of Schwartz & Weinrieb has over 80 years of combined experience aggressively defending clients facing all types of assault charges, and will strategize a vigorous defense from the moment of arrest until the completion of the case.
If you or a loved one has been charged with any assault charge, contact a Van Nuys criminal attorney from Schwartz & Weinrieb today at (818) 888-2711.