Glendale Assault Lawyer
Advocacy from a Criminal Defense Attorney in Glendale
If you make threats to physical hurt someone, whether contact was made
or not, you can be charged with assault. Anything that can be considered
a threat can be grounds for an assault charge, regardless of whether the
other party was injured. No matter what the details of your case are,
you will need legal defense on your side! Call our
Glendale criminal defense attorney as soon as you have been charged and we can start to put together a sound
For more than 15 years, our firm has been providing aggressive defenses
for clients charged with all manner of crimes, including assault. Our
firm has a perfect 10.0 Superb rating from Avvo and the commitment to
achieving positive outcomes for our clients!
What are the elements of assault?
Again, assault can be charged without making any contact with another person.
Someone only needs to feel threatened that force is imminent for there
to be valid charges against you. This means even the slightest misunderstanding
could lead to criminal accusations.
The elements for an assault offense include:
- Some act that would inherently result in applying force on another
- A willful performance of this act
- Awareness that the act would elicit fear in the other person
- Ability to act with force upon this person
Being convicted of assault typically results in jail time up to 6 months,
potential probation, and upwards of $1,000 in fines. These penalties can
be increased, however, if the assault is made against certain professionals
such as law enforcement officers, firefighters, or doctors. In such instances,
the penalties increase to up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $2,000.
Don't give up — We are on your side!
Our Glendale criminal defense lawyer understands that that many times people
are falsely accused of assault and can argue this before a judge on your
behalf. You also may have been acting self-defense or in the defense of
others when you made threatening gestures or acts. Whatever the case,
you can count on our firm to build a strong defense.
At The Law Offices of Wade J. Skalsky, APLC we have the experience to get
your assault charges dropped or reduced. Fill out your
free online evaluation and together we can put together a successful defense strategy against
your charges. Call at (818) 869-6643!