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Riverside Assault & Battery Attorney John Michels


Riverside Criminal Defense Attorney John L. Michels has been representing criminal defense clients in
assault and battery cases for more than 10 years.

If you have been charged with assault and battery, contact The Law Offices of Attorney John L. Michels at (951)
276-8900 for a free consultation.

It is crucial that you do NOT speak to anyone about your case until you have contacted an attorney. Statements
made to the police or any third party may be taken out of context and used against you. If you have been
arrested, contact Riverside Assault and Battery Lawyer John Michels. Mr. Michels has extensive experience
defending clients in these types of cases and will fight to protect your rights and preserve your freedom!

Assault & Battery Criminal Defense Lawyer in Riverside


An individual may be charged with assault and battery if they threaten to harm or carry out harm against another.
While criminal defense clients are commonly charged with both crimes, they are separate and distinct acts. Assault
is the act of intentionally threatening another with force or violence. It may include anything from verbal threats to
brandishing a weapon. Battery is the physical contact that takes place, either directly or indirectly.

These cases are generally referred to as “wobblers,” meaning that they may be charged as either a misdemeanor
or a felony. This decision is based on the circumstances, if any object was used to carry out the assault or
battery, whether provocation existed, and the harm caused.

At the Law Offices of Riverside Attorney John Michels, we represent clients in a wide variety of assault & battery
cases, including (but not limited to) the following:

Simple Assault 
· Typically a misdemeanor
· Punishable by up to six months in jail
· Fines up to $1,000

Aggravated Assault
· Generally charged as a felony
· Punishable by up to one year in jail
· Fines up to $2,000

Simple Battery
· A “wobbler” offense
· May be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony depending on
circumstances, including whether or not the victim suffered serious harm
or bodily injury
· Generally punishable by up to 6 months in jail
· Fines up to $2,000

Aggravated Battery
· A “wobbler” offense
· May be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony depending on circumstances
· The victim has typically suffered serious harm or bodily injury
· Punishable by up to 4 years in state prison
· Fines up to $10,000

Assault with a Deadly Weapon
· Almost always charged as a felony
· Carried out in such a way likely to cause great bodily harm
· Punishable by up to 4 years in state prison
· Fines up to $10,000

Assault with a Firearm
· A felony offense
· Punishable by up to 4 years in state prison
· Fines up to $10,000

Domestic Violence
· A “wobbler” offense
· May be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony depending on circumstances
· Punishment upon conviction ranges from probation to jail to 3 years in state prison
· Fines
· Mandatory Counseling
· Issuance of a Protective Order

Retaining a highly seasoned Assault & Battery lawyer can mean the difference between acquittal and conviction.
Mr. Michels and his team of experienced investigators will get to work immediately to gather as much evidence as
possible to aid in your defense.

Contact Riverside Assault & Battery Attorney John L. Michels


For skilled representation in any misdemeanor or felony assault & battery matter, please contact Riverside Assault
& Battery Lawyer John Michels today at (951) 276-8900 to make an appointment for your free, confidential
consultation.

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If you need immediate assistance with a Criminal Law matter, please call Attorney John L. Michels at (951) 276-8900 today to schedule a free consultation!
RIVERSIDE
The Law Offices of
John L. Michels
7095 Indiana Avenue
Suite 200
Riverside, CA 92506
Phone: (951) 276-8900
Fax: (951) 602-8900
Email: john@jlmlawoffice.net


TEMECULA
41593 Winchester Rd
Suite 200
Temecula, 92590
Phone: (951) 276-8900
Fax: (951) 602-8900
Email: john@jlmlawoffice.net


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