Walnut Creek CA Simple Assault

A simple assault is essentially an attempt to offensively touch or harm another person. In order for an assault to occur a person must be aware that their actions are likely to touch another person in an offensive manner or that they are likely to harm them. So if you are swinging your arms around in a crowded room then you are assaulting the people close enough to get hit. But if you fall over on a train because of an unexpected sudden stop and hit or almost hit someone then you didn’t assault anyone. There is no requirement that the ‘victim’ of this crime be harmed or even touched.

There are different sentencing rules for this crime which vary depending who was assaulted or where the assault occurs. For a simple assault the maximum sentence is 6 months in jail and/or $1000.

Thomas Daly has experience handling different types of assault cases and knows how to fully defend them at trial successfully. Thomas also knows how to get the cases dismissed or the charge reduced and the sentence lowered. Call today for a free consultation. (925) 338-7517

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