Orange County Criminal Lawyers
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.