Assault

Protection From Serious Assault Charges

Whether you were fighting back in self-defense or your actions were misunderstood, it can be a shock to find out that you were charged with assault. Assault convictions can have severe consequences. If you face charges, you need an experienced lawyer to fight for your rights and your future.

Serving the Bay Area for over 30 years in criminal law, Philip A. Schnayerson of law firm Philip A. Schnayerson, Criminal Defense Attorney, understands the challenges you face and works hard to defend your rights and freedom. As a criminal defense specialist, his in-depth knowledge and skill allow him to help clients who are facing complicated assault charges.

Experience Counts In Assault Cases

In California, assault is defined by the criminal code as an attempted action or completed action with the intent to cause physical harm or injury to another person or the unwanted touching of another individual. This definition leaves a great deal of space for interpretation of what constitutes assault. This is why it is essential that you talk to an attorney about your assault charges. Many of these situations can be explained and mitigated by your legal counsel. However, more serious assault charges, such as aggravated assault, assault with a deadly weapon or sexual assault, often will proceed to court in order for us to thoroughly and aggressively defend your rights.

Opposing Domestic Abuse Allegations

A domestic abuse conviction can greatly impact your life. Potential penalties include:

  • A restraining order and fines
  • Prison time and probation
  • Participation in a batterers’ program

These penalties can make it hard to get a job or hold onto one. An attorney can help you pursue lesser penalties or dropped charges.

Trusted Legal Help For Hard Cases

Philip A. Schnayerson, Criminal Defense Attorney, has the knowledge to seek the best outcome given your situation. If you are an immigrant, you may fear deportation if you are convicted of assault. We have protected many immigrants from deportation and can provide the strong defense you need to keep your family together.

Assault with a weapon can have severe penalties. If you have a prior criminal record, an assault conviction can be even more severe. Our firm can tackle even the most difficult cases and pursue a positive outcome.

Work With A Trusted Attorney – Schedule A Free Consultation

From Dublin to Oakland, Philip A. Schnayerson, Criminal Defense Attorney, is a top criminal defense choice for the entire Bay Area. Give our Hayward office a call at 510-887-7445 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation.