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Assault and Battery Defense Lawyer

Santa Cruz Assault & Battery Charges

Assault and Battery Defense Lawyer

A Santa Cruz assault and battery lawyer will help guide you through the various potential ramifications of these charges.should be completely honest with you: Aassault and battery convictions can lead to a wide range of possible sentences. Some are strikes applicable to California's Three Strikes law, and some are not. Some can result in jail/prison time. Some typically cannot. Some may carry significant fines and restitution. Others do not. Many can lead to a ban on possessing firearms. No two cases are exactly the same and if you need a Santa Cruz assault and battery defense lawyer on your side, contact John W. Thornton. He is an extremely experienced Santa Cruz criminal defense attorney who will create a custom defense strategy designed for your particular needs. Minimize your risk of the most severe penalties and fight to have your charges dropped before your case goes to trial. Call 831-426-5800 for a free and confidential consultation.

Call 831-426-5800 for a free and confidential consultation.

Santa Cruz Assault and Battery Lawyer John W. Thornton can offer candid advice about the assault and battery charges facing you, a friend, or family member. If he takes your case, he will use his 25 years of experience to get you the best possible outcome.

Defense Strategies for all Types of Assault and Battery Cases

Assault does not necessarily mean hitting someone. It is all about the intention - trying to apply force to another person. Meanwhile, battery does mean actually hitting someone. Assault and battery are typically related but not always. Many people find the legal specifics of these charges confusing. Santa Cruz Assault and Battery Lawyer John W. Thornton can explain these laws as they apply to your situation. In California, assault and battery are typically misdemeanors, resulting in fines and, possibly, jail time. These risks can be significantly reduced with an experienced defense lawyer on your side. Even in the most serious cases, Santa Cruz Assault and Battery Defense Lawyer John W. Thornton can aggressively defend your rights.

The charge of assault with a deadly weapon is typically a felony and must be taken very seriously. Someone convicted of an assault with a deadly weapon can face a strike and a stint in a state prison. If the assault is seen as a gang crime, the punishments can be even more severe.

Attorney John W. Thornton is experienced in cases involving the above charges and cases of domestic battery. His skilled and careful representation has helped people overcome restraining orders, lessen punishments, and led to the dismissal of charges. Let a skilled attorney guide you through the legal challenges you face and assert your rights.

Santa Cruz Assault and Battery Lawyer John W. Thornton is prepared to assist you wherever you are in Santa Cruz and surrounding communities. For practical legal guidance and aggressive defense of your rights, contact Defense Attorney John W. Thornton now.

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