Assault and Battery is the willfull and unlawful use of force or violence upon another. This usually involves fighting or some physical contact with another. This can include the obvious hitting, throwing an object, grabbing, pushing and even spitting on another person.
Assault and Battery cases are often difficult to prove, especially where there are no independant witnesses, or when alcohol may affect the witness’ memory.
If convicted the Orange County Superior Court will usually order anger management classes, probation, restitution to the victim and order no contact with the victim. The sentence can also include serving time in jail, working on the Cal Trans crew, or completing hours of community service. Further someone convicted of this crime will be prohibited from owning or possessing a firearm for 10 years.
At the Law Offices of Robert J Hickey we will aggressively represent our clients. We will conduct a thorough investigation, including obtaining any available evidence such as audio or video tapes of 911 calls, and statements to the police. If necessary will have our investigator interview witnesses not included in the reports and have witnesses reinterviewed.
You need an attorney you can trust. Assault and Battery cases can impact your entire life including your rights to custody of your children. Do not try to “go it alone.” Mr. Hickey is a seasoned defense attorney who has litigated cases throughout Orange County. Put your trust into someone who will fight hard for you and your rights.