Fight Your Assault & Battery Charge in Ventura

Protect Your Future with Our Ventura Domestic Violence Attorney

In the state of California, simple assault or simple battery are considered to be misdemeanor offenses. Any type of criminal conviction could have significant repercussions. At the Law Office of Christopher P. Welch, Mr. Welch believes that his clients cannot afford to live life with a conviction to their name.

  • Mr. Welch can protect you if you have been accused of violence against family members, including:
  • Current or former spouse
  • Current or former cohabitants
  • Current or former fiancé(e)
  • Current or former significant other
  • Mother, father, grandparent, or children

The value of aggressive, skilled, and tenacious criminal defense representation in these sorts of matters cannot be understated. Do not risk a conviction. As an experienced Ventura domestic violence lawyer, Christopher P. Welch is ready to defend your rights and freedoms.

To learn more about your legal defenses, contact the Law Office of Christopher P. Welch now.

Challenge Your Domestic Assault or Battery Charge

Though many people use the terms "assault and battery" interchangeably, the two terms are actually different from one another and imply two separate types of crimes.

Domestic Assault
Assault does not require any physical contact with the victim. Someone may be convicted of assault for something as simple as attempting to punch another person. Where an assault occurs with a deadly weapon or other means of force that could cause great bodily injury, the punishment can be enhanced greatly. Prosecutors will greatly rely on the circumstances surrounding your case. In some cases it will be a misdemeanor, while in others it is a felony and in some cases even a "strikable" offense.

Domestic Battery
Battery requires the application of actual force, but that force does not need to result in injury. Where a battery does cause serious injury, it can be either a felony or a misdemeanor, depending on the degree of harm inflicted on the victim. Both aggravated battery and assault with a deadly weapon can result in up to four years of state prison time and in some cases even a strike.

You deserve to have a fighter in your corner. Call the firm for free.

Mr. Welch has personally achieved great results for many clients charged with these crimes. In one case he helped a client with a serious criminal record, including a strike offense, to have the charges against him for assault with a deadly weapon dismissed.

At the Law Office of Christopher P. Welch, Mr. Welch understands what is at stake in criminal defense matters involving violence against family members. Not only does he tirelessly advocate on your behalf, but he strives to keep your family's matters as private and discreet as possible. It is his job – more importantly, his duty – to help protect your rights, freedom, and interests.

Schedule your free and confidential case consultation at his Ventura criminal defense firm today.