Sonora Assault & Battery Lawyer
Facing Allegations for Assault and Battery?
Assault and battery charges can encompass a wide range of crimes, ranging from bar fights to disorderly conduct to disputes between family members. Whatever the nature of your alleged assault and battery, and regardless of whether it was allegedly against your spouse, domestic partner, child or someone else in your home (or against a stranger like a store clerk, bartender, or other person), you face serious charges and even more serious penalties which could include a criminal record, jail time, large fines, and court costs. If convicted of battery, you lose your legal right to possess a firearm for up to ten years.
Our Sonora assault and battery attorney can help provide you with your options. At The Law Office of Charles B. Smith, we have spent decades providing legal services to our clients, working as hard to secure dismissals, reduced charges, acquittals, or plea bargains that are in the best interests of our clients. Furthermore, we provide these legal services in a supportive and comfortable office environment, and staff who has a commitment to assist our clients.
Assault & Battery Charges in Sonora
Charges related to assault and battery should be taken seriously. There are actually a wide range of crimes that are classified as assault and battery. Theses crimes include sexual assault, harassment, stalking, causing physical harm, and threaten any form of violence. Depending on the circumstances of your arrest, you could be charged with either a misdemeanor or a felony offense. Because there is such a wide range of crimes, the severity of the charges you could be facing will vary as well.
Understanding Assault & Battery
The defenses to assault and battery allegations can include mis-identification, accident, self-defense, or a misunderstanding of the client’s motives and actions. In some cases, other factors such as mental health and substance abuse issues can cause the client to act out in a way that result in criminal charges.
We will carefully investigate a case and have access to professional psychiatrists, psychologists, and substance abuse experts who can assist the client in working on the root cause of their behavior. We are then able to present that information in court to mitigate and explain the client’s actions.
Strong & Effective Defense Strategy
We combine highly-skilled legal services with the highest level of personalized client attention. Our attorneys and staff realize that even law-abiding people can make mistakes. This belief motivates us to spend time with each client, learning more about them as people and the circumstances surrounding their alleged crime. Having in-depth knowledge of each client and their lives gives us the information necessary to pursue all possible defenses available, including taking steps to have the charges against you dismissed or reduced to less serious allegations.
Experienced Sonora Defense Attorney
Perhaps our most important characteristic is our unfailing integrity. We will only take your case if we genuinely believe we can offer you the greatest chance of success – if we are not 100 percent certain our firm can help you, we will point you in the direction of another firm who could offer you a better defense.
If you face assault and battery charges, contact a firm with strong roots in the San Mateo and Sonora communities, and a caring staff that focuses considerable time and energy on helping people facing serious crimes with serious legal consequences. We accept credit cards as payment for our legal services, are committed to remaining accessible to our clients after hours and offer free initial consultations on all criminal matters.
Call our Sonora assault and battery lawyer at (209) 231-6506.