Assault & Battery Attorney in Los Angeles
Los Angeles Assault Defense Lawyer
Looking for an attorney for an assault case in Los Angeles? Los Angeles
criminal defense lawyer
Robert M. Bernstein is an experienced and highly skilled trial attorney who can defend clients
charged with assault and
battery in Los Angeles County, or anywhere in California. Assault and battery
are violent crimes which may count as a strike on an individual’s
criminal record, meaning enhanced penalties for a second strike and a
possibility of life in prison for a third criminal conviction, even when
it is not a violent or serious crime.
Assault and battery are two separate
criminal charges often grouped together in criminal cases. Assault is the attempt or threat
of violence and battery is the actual, intentional touching or hitting
of another person, against their will. Robert M. Bernstein is an experienced
Los Angeles criminal attorney who is also a former prosecutor. His unique
perspective allows him to be more effective in handling assault and battery
cases. He understands what weaknesses to look for in the prosecuting attorney’s
case and how to anticipate what will be needed to secure an acquittal.
Penalties and Enhancements for Assault and Battery Convictions in California
A penalty for a simple misdemeanor battery conviction may be up to 6 months
in county jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000. The penalty for simple misdemeanor
assault may be up to 6 months in county jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000.
Felony assault and battery are punishable by state prison sentences. In
addition, enhancements may add many years on your sentence. An enhancement
is an action which results in additional penalties. Some examples are
Assault / Battery causing
great bodily injury (GBI): up to 4 years in state prison.
Assault with a firearm: 2 to 4 years in state prison, and/or a fine of up to $10,000.
Assault with a machine gun or semiautomatic weapon: up to 12 years in state prison.
How the Law Offices of Robert M. Bernstein Can Help
Looking for a lawyer for an assault case in Los Angeles? Self-defense,
mistaken identity and lack of physical evidence are all means to successfully
defend assault and battery charges. Attorney Bernstein and his staff will
thoroughly review the circumstances of your arrest to determine exactly
how to best defend your case. It may be that law enforcement illegally
entered your premises or collected evidence in a manner which violates
your rights. As an experienced defense lawyer, Robert Bernstein will use
this and any other information, evidence or testimony in order to weaken
and destroy the prosecution’s case against you.