The attorneys at Kosnett Law Firm have been providing legal defense for individuals charged with felony aggravated assault, sexual assault, and misdemeanor assault.
We understand that assault is a serious offense. We closely work with our clients to ensure that their rights are not violated.In a typical assault case, the accused does not get a chance to explain what had happened before they are arrested. In most cases, it is the police officer who gets to tell the story. The assault lawyers at Kosnett Law Firm understand that some cases might be wrongly reported. We will do whatever we can to ensure that our clients get the justice they deserve.
A person can be charged with assault if they cause or threaten to cause physical harm to another person through intentional or reckless conduct. Making physical contact with another person when you are fully aware that they will consider it as offensive or unwanted may also result in an assault case. If you are charged with assault, you have the right to defend yourself in court, and you would need an experienced lawyer for that. We are here to help you.
Los Angeles assault cases are usually associated with protective orders and domestic violence. Individuals facing assault charges will most probably also face additional charges. At Kosnett Law Firm, our skilled lawyers can help you seek a dismissal or at least a reduction of charges.
Our criminal defense lawyers defend individuals charged with the following offenses.
- Assault with a deadly weapon
- Aggravated assault
- Domestic violence
- Sexual assault
Assault offenses can invite stringent penalties that will have a negative impact on your life. A conviction in an assault case will damage your reputation and career prospects. In extreme cases, you can even be prohibited from contacting your loved ones including your children. Depending on the nature and seriousness of the offense, you may also be prohibited from owning a firearm.
An assault can be considered as a felony or misdemeanor depending upon the specific circumstances and the gravity of the situation. If the victim of the assault is a senior citizen or a public servant, the penalties can be quite severe. Some assault charges can invite imprisonments of up to 20 years. While sentencing, the judges will pay attention to the extent of harm suffered by the complainant. An aggravated assault may be treated as a second degree felony; by contrast, assault by threat is more likely to be considered as a misdemeanor.
Assault charges are serious. At Kosnett Law Firm, we have a team of criminal defense lawyers to defend our clients charged with assault. Call us today for a free consultation at 310-751-0446.
I am an alumni adviser for a fraternity at USC. The chapter was involved in a disciplinary action with the university. After receiving unusually harsh and unfair sanctions from a student/faculty review committee, our chapter sought counsel from James Kosnett. He attended a hearing with USC administrators, and prepared a compelling written appeal.