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Assault Attorney Chico CA

Assault Charges Lawyer Chico CA

In California, the intent to physically injure another individual may be considered assault. It is a crime that can have serious consequences if you are convicted that could be long-lasting. When you have been charged with assault, it is important for you to seek the legal advice that you need to face those charges properly. You can count on the fact that when you contact Williams & Javellana, LLP, our assult attorney will look into your case carefully. Depending upon the circumstances of the case, we can form of defense that may have the charges reduced or in some cases, even dropped altogether.

Assault Law In California

There are a number of different types of assault that are defined in the California assault law. What may come as a surprise to many individuals is the fact that it is not even necessary to have physical contact with the other person in order to be charged with assault. In fact, assault can be loosely defined as the attempt to physically injure another individual by making a threatening act or statement that makes them feel as if they are going to be attacked. The crime of assault does not necessarily include physical contact. If contact is made, it is battery and in many cases, it will be charged as both assault and battery.

Simple assault (California Penal Code 240 PC) is one of the types of assault that can occur in the state of California. If you threaten to hit somebody or if you try to hit them and miss, it can be considered simple assault. This could also include assaults that occur against healthcare providers or those who are trying to assist you in a medical setting. If that is the case, you may be facing more severe penalties than if you were to assault somebody that was not attempting to provide treatment.

There are also some types of assault cases which can be classified as wobbler assaults. These are crimes which may either be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony. In many cases, it is the circumstances of the case as well as your prior criminal record which would help to determine the type of charge that is levied against you. Some of the types of assaults which are considered wobbler assaults include assaulting a custodial officer, assaulting a school district police officer or assaulting a juror or even an alternate juror, if you are a party in the case. Depending upon the type of charges as well as if it was handled as a felony or a misdemeanor will make a difference in the penalties which could be considered.

Assault charges can be very serious and they could result in short-term negative effects, as well as long-term effects on you and your family. The mark on your criminal record can affect your ability to get a job and to support yourself and those who depend upon you as well. Be sure to contact Williams & Javellana, LLPĀ for more information about how we can assist you through the process by defending you in court.


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Gold standard for professionalism and ethics. Extremely knowledgeable and proficient in handling complex cases. Attorney Javellana took painstaking hours building a civil case, (co-ownership/property rights) and then he presented overwhelming evidence at trial. Mr. Javellana was on point for 3 days at trial where he tactfully asserted a powerful presence in the courtroom and systematically picked apart the defendents and he was quick to respond to the dirty trickery of the defense attorney with undisputable legal arguments. As a result of Mr. Javellana's detailed and powerful representation, the opposing side had no chance. Mr. Javellana was extremely organized and detail oriented throughout. Mr. Javellana won the case across multiple points and most impressively he obtained a permanent injunction against the opposing party. Additionally, Mr. Javellana, represented me with two other cases where his professionalism and his relentless tactical drive continued with successful results. I highly recommend Mr. Javellana. J.M
California June 20, 2015