Bay Area Violent Crimes Lawyer

Have you been charged in the Bay Area or Mendocino County with a violent crime?  James Harwood defends clients who have been charged with:
  • Assault
  • Battery
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Assault with a Deadly Weapon
  • Assault with a Firearm
  • Assaulting or Resisting a Police Officer
  • Assault with an Automobile
  • Assault or Battery of a Spouse
  • Murder and Manslaughter
  • All other crimes of violence
In California, assault is defined as an unlawful attempt, coupled with the present ability, to commit a violent injury on another person.  Battery is defined as a willful and unlawful use of force or violence upon the person of another.  The possible punishment can depend on factors such as the status of the victim, the degree of force used, the degree of injuries caused, and whether or not a weapon was used. 

It is critical that you hire an attorney, like James Harwood, who has extensive experience as a prosecutor and a defense attorney, to obtain the best possible outcome in your case.  Many possible defenses exist for someone charged with a crime of violence, such as defense of self or defense of others.  Only an experienced criminal law attorney can accurately determine if a defense applies to your case. 

The consequences of being convicted of a crime of violence can be devastating.  Possible consequences may include:
  • Jail or prison
  • Fines and fees
  • Money restitution to the alleged victim
  • Protective orders imposed on you
  • Loss of driving privileges FOR LIFE
  • Loss of your right to own a gun
If you have been charged with any crime of violence in the Bay Area or Mendocino County, call the Law Office of James W. Harwood today for a no-cost, no-obligation consultation.
 
      

 
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