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.
“Simple Assault” – where, for example, no deadly weapon is used – is a misdemeanor.
If you or someone you care about is facing an 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.