An assault is an act, a verbal threat or physical gesture that suggests an attack is imminent to another person. An assault is also the attempted striking, beating, or other use of violent force against someone else. The actual striking or attacking itself is called a battery. People who commit assault or battery may or may not use a weapon to physically hurt their victims. Assault charges are usually the result of very frightening and highly emotionally charged people and situations. Assault and battery may be charged as a felony if the perpetrator committed the act with the intent of causing serious disfigurement, for the purpose of robbery or to commit murder.
If you’ve been charged with assault, battery, or sex offense, the guidance of a skilled defense attorney is extremely important. Our criminal defense attorneys at the law offices of Bowman & Associates in Sacramento County, California, have extensive experience representing people accused of sexual assault and other sex offenses. We have obtained not guilty verdicts for our clients, and on many occasions, we have been able to convince prosecutors not to file charges at all. After being convicted of a sex crime, many individuals are required to register as sex offenders. Registered sex offenders have a very difficult time fitting in with the community, and are often outcast and refused entry into jobs, neighborhoods and other public arenas. If you have been accused of committing a sex crime, it is crucial that you take charge of this serious legal matter by seeking counsel as soon as possible.
No matter what the nature of our clients’ injuries, our determination to correct wrongs done to them drives us to pursue the full compensation available for victims of rape or molestation. The attorneys at Bowman & Associates, APC, in Northern California, have helped the victims of sexual assault and rape get justice from those responsible.
Battery is an actual physical attack. There are three main types of battery charges:
- Aggravated battery: an intentional act using a deadly weapon, which caused great bodily harm or permanent disfigurement
- Domestic violence battery: committed by one spouse or cohabitant upon another
- Felony battery: committed by someone who has a prior battery conviction, or is committed against a “protected class” of people like police, firefighters or nurses. This is an automatic felony with severe punishments.
Sex offenses include:
- Child sex crimes
- First, second, and third degree sexual assault
- Fourth degree sexual assault/Improper touching
- Internet Sex Crimes
- Lewd and lascivious behavior
- Statutory Rape
We understand that all cases are different. Our assault attorneys will gather every fact and every piece of evidence available, then work that information into the best case possible under the law. Our team is comprised of attorneys who have successfully fought a vast array of misdemeanor and felony violent crime cases throughout Folsom and other areas in California. Our firm will always do everything we can to ensure that our clients receive aggressive legal representation and reliable advice. When facing a violent crimes charge of assault, battery, or sexual offense, contact the law firm of Bowman & Associates at (916) 923-2800, as a strong defense starts immediately and doesn’t begin in the courtroom.