Irvine Assault Lawyer
Irvine is a safe city, and its residents are proud of the low crime rate. But no place is immune to all forms of crime, and assault is a form of crime that can creep up anywhere people get in heated arguments or have misunderstandings. The Irvine assault lawyer at the Johnson Criminal Law Group has years of experience in defending assault charges in California courts.
California law has a provision on assault in the Penal Code section 240, which defines assault as an unlawful attempt, coupled with the present ability, to commit a violent injury on the person of another. People often confuse assault with the separate, but often related, crime of battery, which is the actual unwanted physical contact. Assault is a crime which doesn't require physical contact or injury. The key difference between your average heated argument and assault is the likelihood of resulting to the application of force in that moment.
Irvine assault lawyers know that there are defenses to the crime of assault that can be effective when used properly before a jury. Self defense is perhaps the most well known. The law provides for you to defend yourself in an altercation with another person.