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Arrested for Assault?

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 these accusations.

Why people choose our firm:

  • Proven Trial Experience
  • A proven record of success
  • Free case consultations
  • Results-oriented counsel

Here at Wilfert Law, P.C., 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 at (805) 994-0560 to speak to proven Ventura assault 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 Wilfert Law, P.C. 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 beyond to ensure that your rights are protected.

Call our offices at (805) 994-0560 or submit an online contact form to start your defense today.

Hear From Real People

  • “Mr. Wilfert helped my family through a difficult time.”

    Former Client

  • “He got my son home to us in time for Christmas. We will always be grateful.”

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  • “Honest, ethical, and a criminal defendant's best advocate.”

    Former Client

  • “He is a very passionate, hard-working attorney, and he will tell you what you need to hear, minus sugar-coating, smoke-blowing or game-playing.”

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  • “Couldn’t ask for a better outcome of my case.”

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Your case is in Experienced Hands

  • Experience

    Our Ventura legal team has unparalleled experience in criminal law.

  • Satisfaction

    Client satisfaction is our #1 priority. We pride ourselves on obtaining excellent results for our valued clients.

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    Take the first step to freedom with our free online case evaluation.

  • Law Enforcement Experience

    Each of our team members has been trained in police procedure and investigation.