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Westminster Lawyer for Assault Cases

Lauren K. Johnson is an experienced Orange County criminal defense attorney who has helped many clients living in the City of Westminster who have been charged with assault. She understands that you want to have the best Westminster assault attorney you can get on your side, and you want to feel confident that she will have your best interests in mind.

Whether you were defending yourself in a bar fight, if your actions were misinterpreted by police, or any other situation arose, Attorney Johnson will help you sort through the criminal justice process. When you call the Law Office of Lauren K. Johnson at (949) 622-5522, you can put your mind at ease, knowing that your rights are being protected, and that you are being kept informed at every stage of the game.

In order for an altercation to be classified as assault, there are a number of criteria that must be met. Those criteria include that the defendant acted intentionally and willfully in an attempt to invoke a state of fear onto their victim or the other party. Assault does not require that there be any physical contact present during the altercation. It should also be noted that assault and battery are not the same crimes, although they are often grouped together and thought of as synonymous terms. Battery includes the actual use of force or physical contact with the other party, while assault does not require there to be physical contact present in order for something to be classified as such.

Because there is no requirement that an alleged victim suffers an actual injury, assault is a crime that may be falsely reported out of anger, revenge or jealousy. In fact, false accusations are frequently charged in assault cases where there are no injuries or eyewitnesses, and many people are wrongly arrested for assault based on an incident that never took place. In addition, assault can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the circumstances. For example, if a deadly weapon was involved in your act of assault on the other party, then the charges and the severity of the respective penalties may be elevated. A deadly weapon can include anything from a firearm to any plain stick; as long as it can seriously injure or kill someone, it may be considered to be a deadly weapon.

That's why it's important to be represented by Orange County assault lawyer Lauren K. Johnson, who will help you navigate through the complexities of California's assault laws, which can be extremely complicated. She knows the stresses you are under, and the fears you have over what you could be facing. She understands that you don't want to go to jail, or end up with a permanent criminal record.

At the Johnson Criminal Law Group, you'll get honest answers to your questions based upon extensive criminal courtroom experience. She knows what it takes to beat your charges, so put your trust in Westminster assault lawyer Lauren K. Johnson to lighten your load.

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Lauren Johnson was amazing. She explained everything in ways that were easily understood, & answered all of my question. She was respectful, but also open & honest. She started work on my case the first day we met & got results quickly. She demonstrated passion, concern, and showed true feeling for my situation. My expectations were greatly exceeded. I would say she has an incredible attention for detail, & has a real dedication to her work. Lauren Johnson would be my first recommendation to any of my family or friends similarly in need of legal assistance. - Heather
I researched a lot of attorneys and had met with two attorneys before speaking with Ms. Johnson and retaining her. I was facing serious charges that could not be on my record, due to my job and was really scared. I felt hopeless & thought my life was ruined...until I found Ms. Johnson... - A criminal defense client (drug case)
She is on point. She knows her field well. I have to give credit where credit is due, you deserve it Lauren Johnson... - Anonymous, Victim of Domestic Violence
Lauren K. Johnson was my saving grace. I naively thought you were innocent until proven guilty. However, I soon discovered that CPS and family court does not see things that way... - Mrs. G, a CPS client
Thank you Lauren for your help and support in a very scary, bad time in my life! You were a ray of sunshine in a very dark place. I didn't have to step foot in a court room once, Lauren was there for me... - JB A criminal client