Assault and Battery


If you have been charged with assault and battery, you should immediately contact a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney. Immediate intervention by a skilled criminal lawyer can protect your rights.  Raven Law has extensive experience handling Assault and Battery cases.  A criminal lawyer provides qualified and knowledgeable legal representation you will need when disputing these types of cases. If you retain our office, we will thoroughly investigate, closely advise you, and aggressively defend your case.

Assault is an unlawful attempt to commit a violent injury. There are many different types of assault crimes such as stalking, harassment, assault with a deadly weapon, terrorist threats, sexual assault, child abuse and domestic assault. Depending on the circumstances of the case, it can be charged as either a misdemeanor or felony offense.
Battery is the willful and unlawful use of force or violence against a person.  Depending on the gravity of the injury, it will be charged as either a felony or misdemeanor.

• Imprisonment
• Fines
• Anger management classes
• Restraining order
• Loss of your right to bear arms
• Child custody problems

(There are various factors that will determine the harshness of the sentencing, including the severity of injuries resulting from the assault, the use of a deadly weapon such as a gun or knife in the assault, and the person’s prior criminal history)

• Penal Code § 240 An assault is an unlawful attempt, coupled with a present ability, to commit a violent injury on the person of another.

• Penal Code § 242 A battery is any willful and unlawful use of force or violence upon the person of another.

• Penal Code § 245 (a) (1) Any person who commits an assault upon the person of another with a deadly weapon or instrument other than a firearm or by any means of force likely to produce great bodily injury shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for two, three, or four years, or in a county jail for not exceeding one year, or by a fine not exceeding ten thousand dollars ($10,000), or by both the fine and imprisonment.

• Penal Code § 243 (d) When a battery is committed against any person and serious bodily injury is inflicted on the person, the battery is punishable by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one year or imprisonment pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170 for two, three, or four years.

• Penal Code § 12022.7. (a) Any person who personally inflicts great bodily injury on any person other than an accomplice in the commission of a felony or attempted felony shall be punished by an additional and consecutive term of imprisonment in the state prison for three years.


If you, or someone you know, has been charged with assault or battery, it is vital that you obtain an experienced criminal lawyer.  Raven Law will provide expert criminal defense advice to assist you in your case. Call today: (916)-300-1600.