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Oceanside Assault Lawyer

Charged with assault in Oceanside?

If you have been charged with assault, or assault and battery, you may be facing serious consequences. Depending upon your prior criminal history and the facts surrounding your case, you could either be charged with a misdemeanor and a fine, or be charged and convicted of a felony which could include jail time and steep fines, and restitution if you injured or caused any economic loss to the victim. You may have been caught up in an altercation and tried to defend yourself, or you may have been provoked and retaliated. Whatever the case may be, I can help you defend yourself and protect your legal rights.

My name is Richard L. Duquette and I have 38 years of experience defending clients in and around the Oceanside area. If you are facing any type of criminal charge, I have the skill, knowledge and courtroom record of success you need to protect your legal rights and defend yourself. I have an AV Preeminent® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®, and you can be confident that your case will be given my full focus and attention. My goal is to achieve a favorable outcome, whether to get your charges dismissed, reduced, or to win for you at trial.

Assault & Battery Charges in Vista, Oceanside & Escondido

The difference between an assault and a battery, simply put, is the touching. An assault is defined as the intentional act of causing the reasonable fear of imminent bodily injury in some other person. A battery is when the actor actually touches the victim, by using force and resulting in a harmful offensive contact.

If you have been involved in a bar fight or altercation, chances are you may have been charged with both assault and battery. Most of the time, the police will charge everyone involved and simply wait for the courts to sort out who did what to whom. Please contact me at my firm, the Law Firm of Richard L. Duquette today to schedule a free consultation so you can discuss your case with a proven Oceanside criminal defense attorney.

I will listen to your side of the story and review whatever reports or evidence is available and devise a strategy to either reduce your charges or have them dismissed entirely. Call me today.