Redwood City Domestic Violence Lawyer
Assault is the violent attempt to harm another person. While charges of this crime are often coupled with domestic battery, they are entirely distinct and may be issued with or without evidence of actual physical harm. If you are facing a charge of assault, contact Nicholson Law Offices to receive the legal representation you need. Our legal team has more than 15 years of experience as domestic violence lawyers in Redwood City. As recognized leaders in our field, we are qualified to handle your situation.
Charges & Consequences for Domestic Assault
There are two conditions that must be met to prove any assault charges: intent and ability. If the defendant intended to harm their victim, and if they had the capability to do so, they are at risk for being convicted of simple assault. Harsher charges of aggravated assault will be held against a person who attempted to use a deadly weapon and/or commit a felony.
The penalties for simple assault include:
- Fines totaling up to $1,000
- Jail time of up to 6 months
- Probation for an additional 6 months
These charges, when coupled with domestic battery, can permanently affect your life. Even if you have been falsely accused of domestic violence, going up against these charges without a qualified defense can result in a permanent criminal record and other unpleasant consequences. Call our firm immediately to discuss your charges in a free consultation.
Fighting Your Charges as a Team
You don't have to face your charges alone! At Nicholson Law Offices, we apply a team effort to every case. Multiple Redwood City domestic violence attorneys oversee each client's charges, providing unique insight into a range of legal options. We are constantly available to consider the domestic violence charges our clients are facing.