Ventura Assault Attorney
Arrested? Call Us Today - (805) 994-0560
Assault is considered a violent crime and as such, comes with harsh penalties
under California law. Many who are accused don't understand the how
they were charged with assault and often "cross the line" without
realizing they're leaving themselves vulnerable to a significant charge.
Even if you didn't physically "assault" a person, you could
still face charges, which is why you need incisive representation to fight
Why people choose our firm:
- Provent Trial Experience
- A proven record of success
- Free case consultations
- Results-oriented counsle
The Law Offices of Jarrod M. Wilfert, we've continually provided unparalleled insight into criminal trials
on behalf of our clients, including assault cases. Our legal team of former
police officers and a district attorney knows how evidence is collected,
perceived, and effectively challenged in court. We've used this unique
perspective to help countless clients obtain the best possible outcome.
If you or a loved one have been charged with assault and don't know
where to turn,
call us to speak to proven Ventura criminal defense lawyer.
Assault Definitions & Penalties
The most surprising aspect of assault cases for those accused is how they
can occur when no one is actually hurt. Not to be confused with battery
(which involves harmful or unwanted contact), assault deals with the threat
of danger and violence from the offender to the victim.
Simple assault, which involves no weapons, is considered a misdemeanor.
Penalties for assault charges include:
Simple assault: Up to 6 months in jail and $1000 in fines.
Assault with a deadly weapon: Up to 4 months of prison and $10,000 in fines.
Assault with a firearm: Up to 4 months in prison and $10,000 in fines.
Other assault charges include
assault with a deadly weapon and
assault with a firearm. A key note here is that, while a deadly weapon charge requires a weapon
to be wielded by the offender, a firearm charge does not. Even if the
firearm is holstered, the offender is considered to have committed, and
can be charged with, assault with a firearm. Other factors, like the involvement
of police officers, teachers, public transit operators, and other city
workers can make these charges more serious.
Call the Law Offices of Jarrod M. Wilfert today!
Understanding your assault charges is only the beginning. To mount an effective
defense, the accused needs experienced, knowledgeable counsel ready to
take an aggressive stance in court. When facing serious criminal allegations,
your choice in representation matters - should you choose to put our firm
on your side of the courtroom, you can be confident that our team will
go above and beyone to ensure that your rights are protected.
Call our offices, or fill out
our online case evaluation form to start your defense today.