March 30, 2010 By Wallin & Klarich

As a major part of the bustling area of San Bernardino County, the city of Ontario is home to approximately 171,691 individuals, as of 2000 estimates. As the main center for freight and passengers, several major freeways pass through Ontario which also has a small international airport. As a very cultural and prosperous city, Ontario also has its own ECHL hockey team, the Ontario Reign. In being such a densely populated area that receives several visitors throughout the year, arrests are made from time to time for assault or battery in which those who are accused may want to seek legal counsel and representation from an experienced Ontario criminal defense lawyer.

Contrary to what many Californians believe, a person can be arrested for an assault offense under California Penal Code Section 240 if he or she is suspected of having intended to commit battery, physical violence, or willful use of force on another individual. No actual physical contact needs to take place in order for a person to be arrested for assault in Ontario. On the other hand, California Penal Code Section 242 states that battery may be interpreted as any physical contact that takes place outside of another individual’s consent. It is in such instances that a skilled Ontario assault and battery defense attorney can be contacted to help defend the rights of an arrested individual.

The Southern California criminal defense law firm of Wallin & Klarich has been assisting those accused of many different kinds of criminal offenses for more than 30 years. We will thoroughly investigate your case to determine whether valid and effective defenses to your assault or battery charges are applicable. Some of these defenses could relate to defense of another, self-defense, inability to actually carry out assault or battery, lack of requisite intent to commit battery, consent on the part of the victim, and intoxication. Call Wallin & Klarich’s aggressive defense lawyers today at 888-280-6839 or visit for more information.

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