April 13, 2010 By Wallin & Klarich

Lancaster is located in the Antelope Valley of Southern California and is ranked as ninth on a national level for its speed of expansion. With an estimated population of 145,243, Lancaster is the eighth largest city within Los Angeles County. Lancaster serves the American Dream in being home to multiple national and local companies specializing in a wide range of industry and business. However, in being a highly populated city, arrests may occur for assault or battery in which those arrested are in need of legal counsel and representation.

Since no physical contact needs to have taken place for someone to be arrested for assault, arrests for assault happen more than most residents of Lancaster may realize. California Penal code Section 240 states that an assault offense can be committed if the defendant made clear an intention to carry out some form of physical violence, battery or willful use of force on another individual. In contrast, under California Penal Code Section 242, battery may be suspected when any physical contact takes place beyond someone’s consent. In order to determine whether grounds for an arrest are valid, a person charged with assault would be well advised to contact an experienced Lancaster assault defense attorney.

At Wallin & Klarich, our skilled and aggressive Lancaster assault and battery defense lawyers have handled a wide scope of criminal cases for over 30 years. In our many years of experience helping people, we have gained unparalleled familiarity with potential defenses to assault and battery charges. Some of these possible defenses include defense of another, self-defense, inability to carry out assault or battery, lack of requisite intent to commit battery, intoxication, and consent on the part of the alleged victim. To learn more about how Wallin & Klarich can help defend your rights and assist you with your case, call 1-888-280-6839 or visit www.wklaw.com today.

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