About Assault & Battery Charges


Although assault and battery are often charged together, they are actually two separate offenses.


Assault refers to intentionally threatening another person with violence or attempting to inflict violence against another person.


Battery is when the defendant intentionally touched, hit, or made contact with the victim against the victim's will.


The legal penalties for assault & battery include up to four years in prison and up to $10,000 fines. However, depending on the circumstances of the crime, the penalties could be enhanced.

Circumstances that often lead to a penalty enhancement include causing great bodily injury or death, committing assault & battery during the commission of another crime, using a firearm, or using a machine gun or semiautomatic weapon.


Like all violent crimes district attorneys take assault & battery charges very seriously, and will not hesitate to come after you aggressively.

With your rights, freedom, and future in jeopardy, do not sit back and do nothing. 

Instead, contact Melissa van der Vijver today to arrange a consultation .


During this consultation, she can review your charges and the circumstances surrounding your arrest in order to determine which defense strategies would be most effective.

Contact Melissa now! (530) 302-5393