February 25, 2010 By Wallin & Klarich

The Southern California city of Long Beach spans an estimated 20 miles along the Pacific Coast of the Los Angeles row and welcomes an approximate population of 492,692. As the second biggest city in the LA metro area, Long Beach is one of the world’s largest shipping ports and is frequently considered for its transport services in catering to passengers traveling to and from the city’s surrounding counties. The aerospace industry also thrives in Long Beach, along with major businesses that develop communications and transport technology. Similar to other large cities with a high volume of travel and commerce, arrests are sometimes made in Long Beach for assault which can include battery charges.

Assault and battery charges are commonly linked and may seem to occur out of nowhere. For instance, a minor argument can suddenly grow to be a threatening situation or an accident between multiple parties may trigger a physical or emotional response that can result in serious assault. According to California Penal Code Section 240, an altercation does not have to spiral totally out of control to be considered assault. The person only has to have intent to commit battery, or forceful hands-on interaction, and Penal Code Section 242 calls battery non-consensual contact. Many times, individuals charged with assault and battery need help translating his or her legal rights due to not being aware of the specific laws surrounding the charges. In such cases, an experienced Long Beach assault defense lawyer can examine and defend the situation in question and lead the trial to a positive outcome.

The Long Beach criminal defense attorneys at Wallin and Klarich have over 30 years of experience defending assault and battery cases, as well as a strong background in handling a variety of criminal offenses. Wallin and Klarich is available to provide you with accurate information regarding your dilemma. If you have been charged with battery or accused of assault, there may be unconsidered factors that could turn the case in your favor such as inability to carry out the attack, defending someone else, or even self-defense. For more information on how the aggressive lawyers at Wallin & Klarich can help you with your case by creating a strong defense, please call 888-280-6839 or visit www.wklaw.com today.

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