Bakersfield Assault & Battery Attorney

We Relentlessly Challenge the Allegations Against You

Assault is sometimes referred to as attempted battery because it is an attempt to injure another person; however, no physical contact has to actually be made for a person to be charged with and convicted of assault. Battery, on the other hand, involves willful and unlawful contact that is harmful and / or offensive.

In the state of California, prosecutors stop at nothing to convict an individual who has been accused of committing a violent crime such as battery. You must remember that just because you have been arrested for assault or battery does not mean that you will be convicted of the crime. To ensure that your rights are protected to the fullest degree of the law, call our defense lawyers at 661-322-5833.

Possible Defenses

We are particularly adept at dismantling the prosecution's case and proving an element of doubt by addressing the following defenses, for example:

  • The alleged crime was not a crime because you were acting in self defense
  • The alleged crime was not committed by you, and you were arrested due to mistaken identity
  • The alleged crime did not involve a weapon
  • The allgations against you are false or fraudulent

By tearing a hole in the prosecutors' case, we can call the case created against you into question. Any fraction of doubt can further lead to helping your charges get reduced or dismissed, and thereby, clearing your name of any alleged crime. When you can understand that there may be several defenses available for your particular circumstances, your case can be much less frightening and much more hopeful!

Contact a Bakersfield Criminal Defense Lawyer

One of the most detrimental things you can do for your case is to not fight for your rights. At The Law Offices of Joe W. Whittington, we have more than 20 years of criminal defense experience. We know your rights after an arrest and, in some situations, we can prove that an erroneous arrest occurred or prove that your rights were violated during an arrest.

In cases involving assault or battery, your choice of legal representation will be a crucial element in your defense. Our California criminal defense lawyers are completely committed to having your side of the story heard actively in a court of law. Contact our assault and battery attorneys today to schedule your free case evaluation so we can discuss which course of action can yield the best possible results for you.