Fighting Steep Penalties For Aggravated Crimes
In California, prosecutors can elevate penalties in assault or battery charges by adding intentional use of a “deadly weapon” such as a gun, a knife or any other type of weapon to the charge. Prosecutors also attempt to increase penalties to aggravated charges by alleging great bodily injury. Assault with great bodily injury, for example, can increase the penalties associated with a simple assault – which carries up to six months in jail and up to a $1,000 fine – to aggravated assault charges with penalties up to seven years imprisonment and up to a $10,000 fine.
If you have been arrested for an aggravated crime, call the Law Office of Carol Long, Prof. Corp. right away. Attorney Long will explain the charges you are facing and help you understand your legal options. She will fight the steep penalties.
There Is No Substitute For An Intelligent And Aggressive Defense
The prosecution must prove intent and state of mind beyond a reasonable doubt. Attorney Carol Long takes the time to listen to your side of the story. She meticulously investigates law enforcement’s conduct during your arrest and booking and reaches out to witnesses, including expert witnesses, to provide the full picture of your circumstances to the court.
Your defense may include factors involving:
- Lack of intent
- Defense of someone else
- Consent of the alleged victim
Ms. Long is a serious defense attorney with a proven record of obtaining the best possible results for her clients.
Contact A Highly Skilled Criminal Defense Attorney
Protect your liberty. Call the Law Office of Carol Long in Fairfield as soon as possible after your arrest. The prosecution is already working on your case, so the sooner you have an attorney in your corner, the better for your case. You may also email Ms. Long to request a consultation.