Assault/Violence

Some offenses involve an victim who suffers personal injury, while others involve a less tangible harm or a harm to the community in general.  In cases where that alleged victim was injured either physically or by an invasion of his or her right to privacy or security, the case is treated as a crime against a person.  In such cases, the prosecution and the court place great weight on the desires of the alleged victim when deciding how to resolve the case.  Select from the offenses below, or contact me with your specific questions, for a fuller description of the proof and common defenses of the various crimes against the person: