Assault and Battery
Definition of Assault and Battery
The California Penal Code defines battery as the willful use of force or violence upon another person. Generally, it refers to any kind of physical contact that the other person has not consented to. An assault is attempted battery.
The individual charged with the assault must be considered reasonably capable of carrying out the attack. The target of the attack must also be aware of the danger, though that is not always true. Along with carrying criminal penalties, assault is also a civil wrong, which means the target of an assault may sue for damages (such as bodily harm or mental distress) resulting from the attack.
Assault and Battery Criminal Defense Lawyers
Attorneys at the Law Office of Ronald G. Brower are well experienced in the defense of assault and battery cases and are prepared to provide the defense you require. Our case preparation and attention to detail are second to none. Contact us for more information for your assault and battery defense.