March 16, 2010 By Wallin & Klarich

Spanning 30.7 square miles, Glendale ranks as the number three largest city in Los Angeles, California. Major brands like Dreamworks SKG, Nestle, and The Walt Disney Company have offices in Glendale and employ many of Glendale’s estimated 207,303 residents. Glendale offers its population and visitors a variety of shopping possibilities such as Americana at Brand, and is close to entertainment sites such as Universal Citywalk, the Hollywood area, and Old Town Pasadena. As a thriving city with a large number of inhabitants and tourists, Glendale experiences its share of arrests for assault and battery in which a skilled criminal defense attorney may be needed.

An individual who faces assault and battery charges may not be fully aware of his or her rights, thus spending time agonizing about their situation if they do not seek legal counsel. California Penal Code Section 242 says that an individual can be charged with battery for initiating physical contact with another person without that person’s permission. Penal Code Section 240 defines assault as having intent to act out physically on another person, or having plans to use violence against them. The consequences of such an assault or battery conviction can be fines and imprisonment. If you face criminal accusations such as assault and/or battery, an experienced Glendale assault defense attorney can help defend your rights and help you reach a successful outcome in your case.

The skilled Southern California criminal defense lawyers at Wallin and Klarich have 30 years of experience defending individuals who have been charged with assault and battery and a variety of other crimes. Our legal team can create an aggressive defense for your case with possible defenses including protecting another individual, inability to follow through with assault and battery, impairment by alcohol, lack of conclusive evidence to show violent intentions, and even self defense. To speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney who can prepare your case and provide proper representation, contact Wallin & Klarich today at 888-280-6839 or visit our website at for additional information.

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