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Redding Assault & Battery Lawyer

Serving Your Rights & Freedoms in the Face of Accusation - Call (530) 628-6077

Depending on the terms of your charges, some assault and battery crimes in California may be prosecuted as felonies. Generally, these crimes are considered misdemeanors, though they can still result in significant consequences. Ask Robert L. Hammons Jr. Attorney at Law to review your charges and offer the most appropriate method of defense.

Our Redding assault and battery attorney offers free consultations. Schedule yours by calling (530) 628-6077.

You Deserve Fair Representation

Over our years of experience, we have developed a reputation for providing clients with attentive, proactive legal counsel. We can work with you to develop a plan of action that best serves your needs, seeking to protect your rights as you face these charges.

We represent criminal defense cases in local and surrounding areas, including:

  • Redding
  • Shasta
  • Tehama
  • Trinity
  • Siskiyou

During our initial consultation, we can review your charges with you and offer a thoughtful plan of action for your situation. We recommend scheduling a consultation with our professional legal team as soon as you are able. We want to ensure we have as much information as possible when the details are still fresh.

Penalties for Assault

Under California law, simple assault charges can result in the following penalties:

  • Six months’ probation
  • Jail for up to six months
  • Up to $1,000 or $2,000 if the assault was against a police officer

If the simple assault charge was against a public worker or healthcare provider while they were at work, you could face the following penalties:

  • One-year probation
  • Jail for up to one year
  • Up to a $2,000 fine

Wobbler’s refer to assaults that can be charged as misdemeanors or felonies. Penalties for wobbler assault include:

  • One to three years’ probation
  • Jail for up to one year or
  • Depending on prior criminal offenses, sixteen months, two years or three years in state prison or county jail
  • Up to a $2,000 fine

Penalties for Battery

Under California law, simple battery charges can result in the following penalties:

  • Six months’ probation
  • Jail for up to six months
  • Up to a $2,000 fine

Enhanced penalties for simple battery can occur when the battery is against a public worker or healthcare provider or includes battery on school property or domestic violence. Penalties include:

  • One-year probation
  • Jail for up to one year
  • Up to a $2,000 fine

Wobbler battery that are charged as felonies can result in the following penalties:

  • Three years’ probation
  • Depending on prior criminal offenses, sixteen months, two or three years in state prison or county jail
  • Up to a $2,000 fine or $5,000 if the victim is a juror or $10,000 if the victim is a public transport passenger or worker

Effectively Handling Complex Assault Charges in Redding

When it comes to criminal assault or battery in California, you may be facing the consequences of jail time, fines, rehabilitation classes, and probation. Some of the more serious situations can result in felony charges.

If you are convicted of a felony, you lose many freedoms, including:

  • The right to bear arms
  • The right to vote
  • The right to hold political office

Having a felony on your record can also affect future employment and housing opportunities. Do not risk a lifetime of consequences. Instead, seek the representation of a Redding assault and battery attorney like Rob Hammonds, who will fight tirelessly on your behalf.

Accused of assault and battery? Contact us at (530) 628-6077 to learn more about how we can protect your freedoms.

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