April 2, 2010 By Wallin & Klarich

Valencia is a planned community that combines with three other communities to form Santa Clarita. Often used as prime filming spots for several different TV series, Valencia is also known for its network of walkways that link the whole area without crossing streets at grade. Valencia has an estimated population of 32,643 and welcomes several visitors throughout the year. In being a diverse and lively community, similar to other busy cities, arrests for assault and battery have been known to take place in Valencia.

Being arrested for assault or battery in Valencia is often an overwhelming experience. Most individuals arrested for assault do not understand why they have even been taken into custody. This is mainly due to the fact that several people are unaware that an arrest for assault can be made if a person is thought to have intended to commit physical violence, battery, or willful use of force on another individual. Conversely, under California Penal Code Section 242, physical contact must take place outside of another person’s consent in order for an arrest for battery to occur. An experienced Valencia assault defense attorney will be able to help an arrested individual understand his or her legal rights and build a strong defense on their behalf.

At Wallin & Klarich, our aggressive and knowledgeable Valencia criminal defense attorneys have been defending the rights of those accused of a wide range of criminal offenses, including those that relate to assault and battery, for over 30 years. We are very familiar with the many potential defenses to an assault or battery offense. Some of these defenses may include intoxication, self-defense, consent on the part of the alleged victim, defense of another, and lack of requisite intent to commit battery. The time to act is now. Call Wallin & Klarich at 888-280-6839 or visit www.wklaw.com for more information about how we can help you with your case.

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