Riverside Assault & Battery Attorney

Riverside Assault & Battery Lawyer

Riverside Criminal Defense Attorney

Riverside Criminal Defense Lawyer

Experience. Integrity. Dedication.
Riverside Criminal Defense Attorney John L. Michels has been successfully representing criminal defense clients who have been charged with assault and battery crimes for over ten years.

Dedicated solely to the practice of Criminal Law, Criminal Defense Attorney John L. Michels will fight to ensure that the police agencies and District Attorney’s office are operating within the framework set forth by the Constitution. Protecting your rights
is our first priority!
If you or a loved one has been charged with assault and battery, contact The Law Offices of Attorney
John L. Michels at (951) 276-8900 for a free consultation. We are available 24 hours a day!


An individual may be charged with assault and battery if they threaten to harm or carry out harm against another. While criminal defense clients are commonly charged with both crimes, they are separate and distinct acts. Assault is the act of intentionally threatening another with force or violence. It may include anything from verbal threats to brandishing a weapon. Battery is the physical contact that takes place, either directly or indirectly.
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Depending upon the circumstances, the object used, whether or not the acts were caused by provocation,
and the harm caused, assault and battery charges may result in either misdemeanor (defendant facing up to one year in jail) or felony (where the defendant could be facing a minimum of one year in prison) charges.
Charges commonly resulting from an assault and battery may include:

· Simple Assault - Typically a misdemeanor charge punishable by up to six months in
jail and a $1,000 fine.

· Simple Battery - Typically charged as a misdemeanor when the battered person doesn’t
suffer serious injury or bodily harm. Punishable by up to six months in jail and a $2,000 fine.

· Aggravated Battery - May be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony depending
on circumstances. Unlike simple battery, an individual may be charged with aggravated battery
when the battered person has sustained serious bodily injuries. Punishable by up to four years
in prison and a $10,000 fine.

· Assault with a Deadly Weapon - Usually charged as a felony. Punishable by up to
four years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

· Assault with a Firearm - A felony offense that may be punishable by up to four years
in prison and a $10,000 fine.

· Domestic Violence - Domestic violence charges may be brought against an individual when an assault or battery occurs between family members, spouses or former spouses, individuals who are dating or live together, roommates, or between individuals who share a child together. It may be charged as either a misdemeanor or felony depending upon circumstances,
and is punishable by up to four years in prison and fines.

If you have been arrested, stand accused of committing an assault or battery, please fill out our Criminal Defense Case Evaluation Form. Riverside Criminal Defense Attorney John L. Michels will contact you as soon as he has reviewed your information.

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Riverside Criminal Defense Attorney John L. Michels defends clients in a variety of criminal matters throughout Riverside and surrounding areas, including:

        
If you need immediate assistance with a Criminal Law matter, please call Attorney John L. Michels at (951) 276-8900 today to schedule a free consultation!
The Law Offices of
John L. Michels
3891 10th St.
Riverside, CA 92501
Phone: (951) 276-8900
Fax: (951) 788-2220
Email: [email protected]
Banning, Beaumont, Corona, Grand Terrace, Loma Linda, Moreno Valley, Norco, Perris, Redlands, Riverside County, Riverside, Rubidoux, San Bernardino.


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