Assault Charges in San Jose

San Jose/Santa Cruz/ Monterey Assault Attorney

Are you facing a criminal charge of assault and /or battery or are you being investigated for either of these offenses? If so, it is recommended you consult with the San Jose assault lawyer at The McGuire Law Office. Attorney Christine McGuire is a former prosecutor of thirty years. Because of her background as a former prosecutor, she brings an in-depth understanding of how the criminal justice system works and can use that knowledge on your behalf. The McGuire Law Office serves clients throughout Santa Cruz County, Santa Clara County and Monterey County.

Prosecutors and judges take crimes of violence seriously. Often people accused of violent crimes are innocent. Often the incident arose out of self-defense, accident, false accusations, misidentification or mental illness. The McGuire Law Office will explore these defenses and fight the charges.

Assault Cases in California

Under California law, assault is an unlawful attempt, coupled with a present ability, to commit a violent injury on the person of another. A person can be charged with an Assault, Assault on a Custodial Officer, Assault at a School, Assault of a School Police Officer, Assault of a Highway Worker, Assault of a School Employee, Assault of a Juror, Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Assault with a Deadly Weapon on a Transit Employee, Assault with a Deadly Weapon on a Custodial Officer and Assault with a Deadly Weapon on a School Employee.

A battery is any willful and unlawful use of force or violence upon the person of another. A person can be charged with Battery on a Custodial Officer, Battery on a School Hospital worker, Battery of an Elder, Battery of a Transit Driver, Battery on a Public Transit, Sexual Battery, Battery of a School Employee, Battery of a Highway Worker, Battery of a Juror, Battery of a Sports Office, disrupting a Sport Event, Battery by Gassing, Throwing Acid and Taser Assault

When a battery is committed against a spouse, a person with whom a person is cohabitating, a person who is the parent of the person's child, former spouse, fiancé or fiancée or a person with whom the person currently has or has previously had, a dating or engagement relationship, the person can be charged with Spousal Abuse.

Crimes of violence such as Assault and Battery can be punished by prison, jail and/or probation.

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If you are being investigated for, arrested or charged with assault or battery, you will need a defense lawyer at your side as early as possible. The San Jose assault/battery attorney at The McGuire Law Office can provide the legal representation and tough criminal defense you need.

Contact the San Jose assault lawyer at The McGuire Law Office if you are facing assault and/or battery charges.

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