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Redwood City Assault and Battery Attorney

Representation for Misdemeanor & Felony Assault Charges in CA

Are you facing charges for assault and battery? You need an experienced attorney to build a strong defense and ensure that your rights are protected. At the Law Offices of M. Gabriela Guraiib, our Redwood City assault and battery lawyer has represented many clients facing serious charges.

Our Redwood City assault and battery attorney will evaluate your case and the evidence against you to determine the most effective defense strategy for your situation. We will guide you through every phase of the legal process, from advising you regarding plea bargains to building a solid defense and protecting your rights in legal proceedings. We provide legal representation in English and Spanish to meet the unique needs of each client.

Arrested for assault or battery? Call (650) 600-7763 to discuss your case with our Redwood City assault and battery attorney in a free consultation.

What is the difference between Assault and Battery California?

Assault happens when a person threatens to inflict injury on another person or displays force that causes the victim to fear bodily harm. The definition of assault takes into account the fact that an individual can place a person in fear or bodily harm without physically harming them.

Battery is using force to harm another person. Battery is sometimes referred to as "completed assault." Depending on the circumstances, battery can either result in a misdemeanor or felony charge.

What Are California Assault & Battery Charges?

Assault and battery are two separate offenses. The possible charges for simple assault, misdemeanor battery, and felony battery are as follows:

  • Simple Assault: a misdemeanor resulting in up to 6 months of jail and/or a maximum fine of $1,000, probation, and restitution.
  • Misdemeanor Battery: up to 6 months of jail and/or a maximum fine of $2,000 and probation.
  • Felony Battery: up to 3 years in county jail or state prison, fines between $2,000 - $10,000, probation, and restitution.

Defense for Assault & Battery Charges in California

The legal penalties for a conviction depend on the specifics of the case and whether you are charged with a misdemeanor or felony. However, any criminal conviction can tarnish your reputation and affect your immigration status. Therefore, it is important to contact our Redwood City assault and battery lawyer as soon as possible to fight the charges and defend your rights.

Some possible defenses for these charges may include:

  • Acting in self-defense
  • Protecting another from harm
  • Wrongful accusation
  • A physical limitation prevents you from inflicting force or causing harm

Call (650) 600-7763 to get help from an experienced Redwood City assault and battery lawyer for your charges.

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    M. Gabriela Guraiib


    I was born and educated in Tucuman, Argentina. I graduated from the National University of Tucuman with a juris doctor and became a practicing attorney in my country. After immigrating to the United States, I became licensed to practice law in California. I worked as a Deputy Public Defender in Tulare County with prior law clerking background where I gained experience in misdemeanors and felonies as well as juvenile defense. When I relocated to San Mateo County in 2014, I opened my practice in ...

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