A criminal charge of assault or battery in San Bernardino or Riverside is a serious offense. Even a minor altercation can result in a jail sentence and criminal record. If you are charged with any level of assault, you should have an experienced criminal defense attorney to fight the charges and minimize the consequences.
San Bernardino and Riverside Assault & Battery Attorneys
Contact Greenberg & Greenberg of San Bernardino and Riverside for veteran legal representation after your assault and battery arrest. We extend more than 50 years of criminal law experience, and a demonstrated record of getting charges dropped or reduced. In a free consultation, we will examine the facts of your case and advise you of your rights and legal options.
What is Assault and Battery?
Assault refers to the use of force or violence against another person – a threatening gesture, shoving or pushing, taking a swing, brandishing a weapon, verbal threats. Battery is physical contact causing injury (a black eye, a knife wound) or resulting in injury (the person stumbles and breaks an arm). A bar fight, a shouting match after a car accident, or slapping a family member can all result in charges. Depending on the circumstances and the degree of harm, you may be facing a misdemeanor crime (up to one year in jail) or a felony offense (a prison term of 16 months or more).
We handle all assault and battery crimes:
- Aggravated assault and battery with great bodily harm
- Assault with a deadly weapon
- Assault on a police officer
- Domestic violence (spouse, partner, or child)
- Misdemeanor assault
- Road rage
Defending Against Assault and Battery Cases in San Bernardino or Riverside
Assault cases often come down to conflicting versions of events. We may argue self-defense or provocation, and challenge the alleged victim’s complaint based on witness statements and police reports. When both parties contributed to the escalation, alcohol was involved, or the prosecution has little evidence, we are often successful in getting charges dismissed or reduced to disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace, or resisting arrest. In felony cases, we make every attempt to avoid a conviction and the possibility of prison through plea negotiations or going to trial when necessary.
Contact a Assault & Batter Defense Attorney Today!
Contact an assault and battery lawyer with decades of experience prosecuting and defending these charges in San Bernardino and Riverside. We offer a free initial consultation, and our phones are answered 24 hours a day.