Orange County Assault & Battery Defense Lawyers

Criminal Defense Attorneys in Orange County, California

An assault and battery conviction can easily result in a state prison or county jail sentence, as well as a number of other penalties. An Orange County criminal defense attorney, however, can provide the legal representation that is needed in order to have charges dropped or secure an acquittal.

The criminal defense attorneys and lawyers at Coffey & Coffey are experienced in defending those individuals who have been charged with assault and/or battery in Orange County. Some of the cities our attorneys cover include Newport Beach, Westminster, Fullerton, Santa Ana and Laguna Niguel. When a client is facing assault and battery accusations, our lawyers work quickly to collect physical evidence and witness testimony in their favor. Additionally, we use our understanding of California legislature and case law in order to determine exactly how to defend the clients’ rights. We welcome you to contact us for a free case evaluation regarding your Orange County assault and battery charges.

Viewed separately, assault and battery are two very different criminal acts. Assault involves the threat or attempt of violence or injury. Battery involves the actual, physical hitting, touching or striking of another. Some criminal offenses covered under assault and battery include:

  • Sexual assault
  • Sexual battery
  • Aggravated assault
  • Aggravated battery
  • Assault with a deadly weapon
  • Simple assault or battery

Misdemeanor and Felony Assault & Battery Defense Lawyers

Assault and battery may be charged as misdemeanor offenses or felony offenses, depending upon the use of a deadly weapon and the extent of injury to the victim, if any injuries were sustained. It is the job of an Orange County assault and battery defense attorney to help ensure that the offense is charged as a misdemeanor, if charged at all. Ideally, a lawyer would be able to have the charges dropped before the case goes to trial – saving the defendant time and money, not to mention the stress associated with a criminal trial.

Contact an Orange County assault and battery defense lawyer at Coffey & Coffey to see how we can help you!