March 23, 2010 By Wallin & Klarich

As one of Southern California’s largest cities, San Bernardino has an estimated population of 205,010 within its stretch of 78.5 square miles. Located in California’s Inland Empire, San Bernardino is the 18th biggest city based on population within the state. San Bernardino rests at the bottom of the San Bernardino Mountains and attracts a variety of visitors throughout the year. Similar to other busy and densely populated areas, arrests are made from time to time for assault and battery offenses in San Bernardino. When such incidents take place, arrested individuals may want to contact an experienced San Bernardino assault attorney.

Arrests for assault take place more often than many residents or visitors of San Bernardino may realize. The main reason for this is that there does not need to be any physical contact for an individual to be charged with assault. California Penal Code Section 240 states that an assault crime may take place if a person displays intention to commit battery, physical violence, or willful use of force on another person. Under California Penal Code Section 242, a person may be charged with battery if he or she makes any unwanted physical contact outside of another individual’s consent. Nevertheless, a skilled criminal defense attorney should be contacted to help an accused fully comprehend their legal rights and options for defense.

At Wallin & Klarich, our aggressive and knowledgeable San Bernardino assault and battery defense lawyers have been assisting people accused of a broad range of crimes for over 30 years. We will thoroughly investigate the charges against you and the legality of your arrest to ensure that your rights have not been violated. Our legal team is highly familiar with the several potential defenses to an assault and battery charge, some of which relate to the inability to actually carry out assault or battery, defense of another, lack of requisite intent to commit battery, self-defense, intoxication, and consent on the part of the alleged victim. Call Wallin & Klarich today or visit for more information and to learn more about how we can help defend your rights.

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