Assault & Battery
Assault and Battery Defense Attorney in Pasadena, Riverside and Los Angeles
Reliable Legal Defense from a Top-Rated Los Angeles Criminal Defense Law Firm
Assault charges are often the result of a heated two-sided disagreement. There are several types of assault under the California penal code. It’s not unheard of for charges to be brought against a person who was trying to defend themselves. A Pasadena assault defense lawyer will carefully examine your case’s facts and details to explore all possible defenses.
An assault conviction against you can affect your personal and professional life for years and sometimes decades into the future.
The lawyers at Shawky Law defend your rights and protect your future while preserving your freedom.
In addition to the extensive experience defending clients across Southern California, Managing Attorney Tarek Shawky has been recognized as a “Super Lawyer” by Thomson Reuters, and as the “Top 1% of Attorneys” by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. Both awards signify exemplary skill and dedication to the field of criminal law.
Contact our California defense attorneys today at (844) 742-9595 for a free discussion about your case and the options available to you.
Types of Assault and Battery Charges
In any criminal case, you cannot afford to proceed without the help of an experienced California assault attorney. All of these charges carry heavy penalties that can deprive you of your freedom for a lengthy period of time. The trusted defense counsel at Shawky Law has defended clients against many types of assault charges. Some common charges are:
- Simple Assault
- Assault with a Deadly Weapon
- Simple Battery
- Battery with Serious Bodily Injury
- Battery on a Peace Officer
Defense in Assault Cases by Experienced Assault Defense Lawyer
A common defense to assault charges is that you did not intend to harm the victim. In assault cases, a prosecutor must prove you are guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. This is the highest legal standard in the criminal judicial system.
For example, a victim may claim that you assaulted them by punching them in the face while at a nightclub or concert. To prove an assault actually occurred, the prosecutor must be able to prove that you acted intentionally, meaning you actually wanted to hurt the victim and was attempting to cause them physical harm.
However, if you did not intend to strike the victim or struck them without the intent to cause them physical injury, you could claim a lack of intent as a defense.
To claim such a defense, you should call an experienced California assault defense attorney to evaluate your specific situation. Reach out to our assault defense attorneys today at (844) 742-9595.
How You Benefit From a Former Deputy Public Defender as your Attorney
Award-winning criminal defense law firm Shawky Law, and Managing Attorney Tarek Shawky was a former Deputy Public Defender and has always aimed to reach favorable outcomes for his clients despite even the most challenging facts of a case.
Pasadena Magazine has awarded Tarek Shawky as the “Top Attorney” for eight years running and has also recently won the “10 Best Attorneys – Client Satisfaction” by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys. Earning a 10.0-rating as “Top Attorney in Criminal Defense” on Avvo, and lastly, Tarek was named “Top 40 Under 40” by The National Trial Lawyers.
It’s only a select few of the most qualified attorneys who demonstrate superior leadership qualifications, cultivate a professional reputation, and achieve community influence receive these honors.
Next Steps for Help from a California Assault Attorney
If you’re facing assault, battery, or any related criminal charges in the Pasadena area, call a criminal defense attorney today. Even seemingly small misdemeanor charges can lead to severe legal penalties upon conviction, such as high fines and jail time.
When you want to learn more about Shawky Law and the next steps we can take together to help you, contact our offices for a free, confidential consultation.
It’s essential to call a Pasadena assault lawyer right after your arrest. We will fight to get your charges reduced or dismissed when possible. Our firm has offices in Pasadena and Riverside, and we answer calls 24/7.
Call us today for your FREE and confidential consultation, toll free at (844) 742-9595.
I'm fortunate to have known Tarek for a very long time. He's very sharp, trustworthy, and quick witted. When I needed legal guidance, I turned to Tarek and I couldn’t have been happier. I recommend him to anyone!
Tarek is a former colleague of mine and an excellent attorney. He is very skilled inside the courtroom and compassionate towards his clients. I highly recommend Tarek.
False Allegations Dismissed – Tarek has been supportive from the start and is very well versed on the legal system, from the jail house to the DAs office and the courtroom. Tarek and his staff worked diligently to do everything necessary to prove my brothers innocence after 2 counts against him. His case got dismissed. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!!!
Absolutely recommend this gentlemen for your legal inquiries. I needed advice and Tarek was a delight to speak with, extremely knowledgeable and a professional. Thanks again, Tarek.
Mr. Shawky helped me out in such an incredible way. I was facing multiple criminal charges for a crime I did not commit. Mr. Shawky stood by my side every step of the way. At the end, Mr. Shawky was able to fight for me and get everyone of my charges dismissed. I would refer everyone I know to this great professional!
Amazing job by an amazing lawyer. Took care of my case and had it dismissed without even having to go to trial! I recommend Tarek Shawky to anyone that needs an experienced lawyer!
Mr. Shawky was very polite, helpful, and down to earth. I felt very comfotable talking with him and he answered all my questions. Thanks, Tarek!
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Mr. Shawky is a knowledgeable and skilled criminal defense attorney. He truly cares about his clients and makes every effort to get them the best possible result. He is a zealous advocate and has great reputation in the legal community. I endorse this lawyer.