March 18, 2010 By Wallin & Klarich

Located in Orange County, California, the city of Huntington Beach is most recognized for its scenic beaches and conserved wetlands. Often referred to as “Surf City,” Huntington Beach’s approximate population amounts to 190,000 within a span of 31.6 miles. Huntington Beach attracts a diverse crowd of visitors within its already densely populated area, mostly due to the many surfing events hosted throughout the year. Similar to other busy cities, arrests are sometimes made for assault or battery in Huntington Beach in which the services of a criminal defense attorney will most likely be needed.

Arrests for assault happen more often than most residents of Huntington Beach probably realize. This is mainly because physical contact is not necessary for an individual to be arrested for an assault offense. According to California Penal Code Section 240, assault requires the defendant to have intended to commit battery, physical violence, or willful use of force on another individual. Under California Penal Code Section 242, any physical contact that takes place beyond the consent of another person may be perceived as battery. Being charged with an assault or battery crime can often be an overwhelming experience; however, knowing your legal rights and options for defense is extremely important. An experienced Huntington Beach assault defense attorney can help inform you of your rights, conduct a thorough investigation into the charges against you, and build a strong defense on your behalf.

At Wallin & Klarich, our skilled and aggressive Huntington Beach criminal defense lawyers have been assisting those accused of battery, assault, and a wide range of other crimes for more than 30 years. We will determine whether your assault or battery charge can be defended through self-defense, defense of another, incapability to establish assault or perform battery, intoxication, lack of necessary intent to commit battery, and consent on the part of the individual claiming to have been attacked or threatened. To learn more about how the qualified legal team at Wallin & Klarich can help you with your case, call 888-280-6839 today or visit

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