Classifications for misdemeanors and felonies vary state by state. The difference between a felony assault and a misdemeanor assault usually involves the severity of the injuries inflicted on the victim, as well as the circumstances under which the alleged assault occurs.
Both felony and misdemeanor assaults can lead to serious consequences. If you do not have a highly skilled assault lawyer working with you, you may be at the mercy of the court system. If you want to get the best possible chance at staying out of prison contact The Law Men today for your initial consultation.
Someone who commits a simple assault or battery in California generally is guilty of a misdemeanor, although certain assault and battery crimes can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony, at the prosecutor’s discretion. When a simple assault or battery is charged as a felony, the court can reduce the crime to a misdemeanor during the case proceedings.
Most states that use classes designate Class A misdemeanors as the most serious with Class B, C, D or E as less serious offenses with lower maximum punishments. States such as California, make no distinction between misdemeanor classes. A misdemeanor conviction can be seen on the public record and the severity of the offense can affect the period of time it stays on the record. Other misdemeanor sentences may involve probation, suspension of the driver’s license, community service, and restitution to the victim.
If you have been charged with felony assault or a misdemeanor assault, you need a highly skilled, highly qualified assault lawyer who can provide an excellent legal defense. Both felony and misdemeanor assault charges have serious consequences, including heavy jail time, serious fines, and more. Contact The Law Men for your legal defense team.