Under Penal Code Section 240, an assault is an unlawful attempt, coupled with a present ability, to commit a violent injury on the person of another. A verbal threat to injure someone is an assault even if there is no actual physical contact or physical injury.
Under Penal Code Section 242, a battery is any willful and unlawful use of force or violence upon the person of another. If you attack someone and injure them in any way, you have committed a battery which is a punishable crime.
If you have been charged with an assault or battery crime, you may have certain defenses that should be explored, such as self-defense. If you or a loved one has been arrested for assault or battery, do not delay in contacting the criminal lawyers at Avazian & Avazian to protect your constitutional rights and potential defenses to these crimes. If you want attorneys who will fight to keep you out of jail and protect your rights, do not hesitate to contact the lawyers at Avazian & Avazian.
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