March 25, 2010 By Wallin & Klarich

Located in Orange County, Irvine is a highly recognized city and is home to an estimated 207,500 individuals. Irvine draws numerous visitors and new residents throughout the year due to being a friendly community that is close to beaches like Laguna and Newport. even named Irvine the fourth best place to live in the United States for its quality of schools, housing, and job opportunities. In any case, similar to other busy cities, arrests for assault and battery occur from time to time in Irvine, leaving those accused in search of a skilled Irvine assault defense attorney.

It may surprise many people that there does not need to be any physical contact in order for someone to be arrested for an assault crime. According to California Penal Code Section 240, a person only has to have intended to commit battery, physical violence or willful force on another individual to be charged with assault. On the other hand, under California Penal Code Section 242, a person may be arrested for battery if he or she acts on physical contact that takes place beyond another person’s consent. Anyone who is charged with either an assault or battery crime would be well advised to make sure that they understand their legal rights and options for defense to the full extent.

The aggressive and experienced Irvine criminal defense lawyers at Wallin & Klarich have successfully defended several individuals accused of assault and battery offenses. We understand the ins and outs of these often complex cases. Our knowledgeable legal team will investigate possible defenses to your assault or battery charge, such as defense of another, self-defense, inability to carry out assault or battery, intoxication, lack of requisite intent to commit battery, and consent of the alleged victim. To learn more about how Wallin & Klarich can help you, please call 888-280-6839 or visit today.

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