The punishments for all crimes, including assault may vary by each case. Often times an experienced criminal defense lawyer can help a client avoid jail time for such a conviction and many times can have the charges dismissed depending on the circumstances.
The punishment for a simple assault is imprisonment in the county jail for not more than six months, a fine not to exceed $1,000, or both and many times these consequences can be avoided with proper representation.
A person convicted of an assault with the intent to commit certain felonies may be a sentence of two, four, or six years in state prison.
There are also enhancements that may exist if the person committing the crime is using a firearm in its commission.
The punishment for an assault by any means of force likely to produce great bodily injury can be a prison sentence of two, three, or four years, or in a county jail not to exceed one year, a fine of up to $10,000, or both a fine and imprisonment.
Often times these sentences may be lowered and jail time can be avoided altogether, even with a conviction. Only an experienced criminal defense lawyer can make this happen.
If you or a loved one are facing assault charges in Los Angeles or any other county in California, the most important thing you can do is hire an experienced criminal lawyer who will fight for your rights and freedom.
At the Sigal Law Group we take pride in our work and have achieved amazing results from seemingly impossible cases. We will not leave any stone unturned! We provide you and your family with several options. Through the help of our zealous and experienced lawyers we will do everything to make sure that the results of your case leave you happy and us proud to have done a thorough job with your case.
Call the Sigal Law Group today for a free consultation with our Los Angeles assault lawyers.