San Jose Assault Lawyer
If you or someone you know has been arrested for assault or any criminal offense in the San Jose area, we can help. The Law Office of Thomas F. Mueller represents clients in the face of assault charges and related misdemeanor or felony offenses, offering high-quality legal representation and dedicated client service. We understand that you are at risk of facing imprisonment and other serious penalties if you are convicted of assault, not to mention the difficulty of living with a criminal record that can limit employment, housing, educational, and financial opportunities. By contacting a San Jose criminal defense lawyer at our offices, you can undergo a confidential consultation that will help you get more information about your case and how we can approach your defense.
Criminal Penalties for Assault
Simple assault is a misdemeanor offense in California. This particular form of assault involves an attempt or threat of violent injury upon another person, with the apparent or actual ability to carry it out. An example may be as follows: Bob accidentally bumps into Joe at a bar. Joe becomes very angry and raises his fist, threatening to hit Bob right then and there. This threat (or if Bob swung at Joe and missed) may be considered simple assault. The penalties for simple assault may be as follows, although they will vary depending on the particular circumstances of the offense:
- Informal probation for up to 3 years
- Up to 6 months in county jail
- A fine of up to $1,000
- Community service
A defendant may face felony assault charges and increased penalties if accused of assault on a peace officer or assault with a deadly weapon.
Contact a San Jose assault lawyer from our office today!