March 9, 2010 By Wallin & Klarich

Spanning about 98.4 square miles, Riverside, California, is the 61st largest city in America, the number 12 largest city in all of California, and the number one biggest city in the metro area of Riverside-San Bernardino. Its approximate 311,575 residents are about 60 miles east of Los Angeles, and Riverside has its own notable sites including parks (California Citrus State Historic Park), museums (Riverside Metropolitan Museum), and schools (University of California, Riverside). The Mission Inn Hotel is also in Riverside; a national treasure as the nation’s hugest Mission Revival Style structure. Similar to other thriving cities, Riverside experiences incidents of arrests for assault and battery from time to time.

Being accused of an assault or battery crime in Riverside can be an intimidating experience that often leaves an individual feeling confused and overwhelmed regarding his or her legal rights and what defenses may be available. Based on California Penal Code Section 240, a person only has to be accused of intending to commit battery, physical violence, or willful use or force on another person to be arrested for assault. Under California Penal Code Section 242, an individual may be arrested for battery if physical contact or violence occurs beyond another person’s consent. In such instances, an accused individual may find it beneficial to contact an aggressive Riverside assault defense lawyer who will help them understand their rights and provide a strong defense for their case.

At Wallin & Klarich, our experienced and skilled Riverside assault and battery defense attorneys have been assisting those charged with a broad range of crimes for more than 30 years. Our Southern California legal team is extremely familiar with potential 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. To learn more about how the criminal defense law firm of Wallin & Klarich can help you with your case, please visit our website at or call 888-280-6839 today.

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