Assault Attorney in Ventura
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Assault is a violent crime that involves threatening violence or physical harm against someone and having the apparent means to do so. Threatening someone with a weapon while having the weapon in hand can constitute aggravated assault, a felony offense. If the victim is a family member, it can be considered domestic violence. Depending upon the circumstances, assault could be filed as a misdemeanor or a felony, either of which can be very serious. In many cases, when assault, the threat of the crime, is coupled with battery, the actual physical violence, the charges are filed as both assault and battery.
Facing assault charges?
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Understanding Assault Charges
No actual violence has to be inflicted upon the victim for assault charges to be filed. For example, someone holding up a store with a knife and having the knife in their possession is enough to have felony charges brought against that person even if no one was injured. If you are facing assault charges, contact a Ventura defense attorney from our firm as soon as possible so we can get started devising a defense strategy for your case. With our help, you may have your charges reduced or dropped, or be acquitted at trial.
Assault charges can lead to the following punishments:
- Community service
- Monetary fines
- Jail or prison time
Accused of Assault? Do Not Wait to Secure Legal Advocacy.
Assault charges can lead a person to suffer a lifetime of serious consequences including hefty fines, an extensive prison or jail sentence, difficult obtaining employment, difficulty purchasing a home, and more. For this reason, individuals who have been charged with assault should reach out to an experienced assault lawyer right away. At Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP, we are backed by the experience and skills needed to successfully defend your future.
Act now, and let our legal team protect your future. Our Ventura criminal defense lawyers are just a phone call away and can provide you with a free case evaluation.