Assault, in basic terms, is an attempt to commit a violent injury on another person. Physical contact with the victim is not necessary. Assault can be thought of as an attempt to commit a battery.
When an assault is committed against a “Peace Officer” – even a misdemeanor or simple assault – the potential punishment is more severe than when the assault is against other victims. “Peace Officers” include police officers, sheriff’s deputies and Highway Patrol Officers, as well as doctors, nurses, other medical personnel, firefighters, lifeguards, prosecutors, public defenders, jurors and parking enforcement officers.
If you or someone you care about is facing any type of assault charge, the criminal defense attorneys at the Weinrieb Law Firm can help explain the charges and properly defend against them. We can be reached twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week at (818) 933-6555.