February 18, 2010 By Wallin & Klarich

Los Angeles is the largest city in California and the second largest in the U.S. Over 3.8 million residents call Los Angeles home within its stretch of 498.3 square miles. As a major section of one of the most populated and most diverse counties (Los Angeles County) in the United States, the city of Los Angeles was named the world’s eighth most economically powerful city by Forbes.com in 2008. In such a densely populated area, arrests are sometimes made for assault and battery in which accused individuals may want to consider speaking with a skilled Los Angeles criminal defense attorney.

Assault arrests occur more than most Angelinos realize. This is mainly due to the fact that there does not need to be any physical contact for a person to be arrested for assault. Under California Penal Code Section 240, an assault only requires the defendant to have intended to commit battery, or physical violence or willful use of force on another person. Based on California Penal Code Section 242, any physical contact that occurs outside of another person’s consent can be interpreted as battery. However, a skilled Los Angeles assault defense attorney will defend your rights as an accused individual by conducting a thorough investigation into the charges being held against you and the legal grounds of your arrest.

At Wallin & Klarich, our experienced and aggressive Los Angeles assault and battery defense lawyers have been helping people accused of a wide range of criminal offenses for over 30 years. We are highly familiar with the many possible defenses to an assault and battery charge, some of which may include self-defense, defense of another, inability to actually carry out assault or battery, lack of requisite intent to commit battery, intoxication, and even consent on the part of the alleged victim. For more information regarding how the attorneys at Wallin & Klarich can assist you with your case, please call 888-280-6839 or visit www.wklaw.com today.

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