Every state in the United States severely punishes an assault crime. Also, every state punishes an assault crime differently. In California, a simple assault is defined as an unlawful attempt, with a present ability to commit a violent injury to a person other than you. You don’t even need to commit the crime to be charged for simple assault.
Simple Assault can be charged as a misdemeanor and you can be fined up to a $1000 and jail time of up to 6 months. The fact that you don’t even have to injure one can make this law complicated. This is why some people are falsely accused or wrongfully arrested for simple assault.
At the Law Office of Douglas Pharr, we understand the urgency of your legal matter and can provide the legal help you need. Contact a Napa criminal lawyer right away to arrange a free consultation and we promise to explain your legal rights and give you the answers you need to know about your case. Call (707) 674-5868today.