Violent Crimes

Violent Crime Defense Attorneys in San Bernardino, CA

Expert Assault & Battery Defense in San Bernardino and Surrounding Areas

When facing charges for a violent crime, it's crucial to understand your rights and the legal options available to you. Our team of experienced defense attorneys at Bullard & Powell, APC. is dedicated to defending your rights and providing you with the best possible legal representation.

Some important rights to be aware of in violent crime cases include:

  • The right to remain silent
  • The right to legal representation
  • The right to a fair trial
  • The right to confront witnesses
  • The right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty

By choosing Bullard & Powell, APC., you can trust that we will work tirelessly to protect your rights and achieve the best possible outcome for your case. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and discuss your legal options.

Assault and battery are distinct criminal offenses that are usually charged simultaneously. Depending on the incident, those who are arrested for these crimes can face jail or prison time in addition to costly fines, probation, and a permanent criminal record that can limit one’s ability to be employed. 

To protect your future and your freedom, it is important to retain the services of a skilled attorney before you speak to anyone about your charges, as anything you say to an arresting officer or the prosecution can later be used against you. Our experienced San Bernardino violent crime defense attorneys at Bullard & Powell, APC have what it takes to give your case the attention it deserves. 


Call Bullard & Powell, APC. at (909) 771-2304 or contact our team online to schedule your free consultation today with our San Bernardino violent crimes lawyer.


Types of Violent Crimes

Here are some common types of violent crimes:

  • Assault: Assault involves intentionally causing physical harm or injury to another person. This can include actions such as punching, kicking, or hitting someone with an object.
  • Battery: Battery occurs when someone intentionally and unlawfully makes physical contact with another person in a harmful or offensive manner. It often involves more than just threatening behavior and can result in serious injury.
  • Domestic Violence: Domestic violence refers to abusive behavior within intimate relationships or households. It can include physical violence, emotional abuse, sexual assault, and controlling behavior.
  • Robbery: Robbery is the unlawful taking of property from another person through the use of force or intimidation. It typically involves taking money or belongings directly from the victim's person or immediate presence.
  • Murder: Murder is the intentional killing of another person. It can be classified as first-degree murder, which involves premeditation and planning, or second-degree murder, which is often considered a crime of passion.
  • Manslaughter: Manslaughter involves the unlawful killing of another person without malice aforethought. Unlike murder, manslaughter may be committed without premeditation or intent to kill.
  • Sexual Assault: Sexual assault encompasses a range of non-consensual sexual activities, including rape, molestation, and sexual battery. It can involve physical force, coercion, or manipulation.
  • Kidnapping: Kidnapping is the unlawful abduction or confinement of another person against their will. It often involves transporting the victim to another location or holding them for ransom or other unlawful purposes.
  • Terrorism: Terrorism involves using violence or intimidation to achieve political, ideological, or religious goals. It can include acts of violence against individuals, groups, or governments.
  • Aggravated Assault: Aggravated assault is a more serious form of assault that involves the use of a deadly weapon or results in serious bodily injury to the victim. It often carries harsher penalties than simple assault.

These are just a few examples of violent crimes, and there are many other offenses that fall under this category. Each jurisdiction may have its own specific laws and definitions regarding violent crimes

How Are Assault and Battery Charges Different in CA?

Knowingly or willfully inflicting fear, or injuring or harming another human being, can result in serious criminal charges. While battery involves actual force or violence upon another person, assault does not need to be physically carried out to be considered an illegal act of violence. Instead, the prosecutor must prove that the defendant intended to harm another, which can come from threats or menacing actions that cause the alleged victim to believe they are in danger of being physically harmed. 

These crimes can result in misdemeanors or even felony charges and should not be taken lightly. Assault cases that involve a deadly weapon, a police officer, or an elderly or handicapped person may result in more serious charges. 

It is also important to note that violent criminal charges are often nuanced, involving “he said/she said” arguments, such as in the case of domestic violence accusations. Good people can get caught up in bad situations, and we understand that this can be scary and stressful for you and your family. The goal of our violent crime defense attorneys in San Bernardino is to thoroughly analyze the evidence against you in order to ensure your side of the story is told. Our goal is to reduce or dismiss your charges, whenever possible, helping you maintain your freedom and protect your future. 

Understanding Your Rights in Violent Crime Cases

When facing charges related to violent crimes such as assault and battery, it's crucial to understand your rights and legal options. Our experienced defense attorneys in San Bernardino are dedicated to protecting your rights and providing aggressive representation in court.

Some key points to consider when dealing with violent crime charges in San Bernardino:

  • Presumption of innocence: You are innocent until proven guilty, and the burden of proof lies with the prosecution.
  • Right to legal representation: You have the right to have an attorney present during all stages of the legal process.
  • Possible defenses: Various legal defenses can be used to challenge the charges against you, such as self-defense or lack of intent.

At Bullard & Powell, APC., we are committed to providing personalized and strategic defense strategies tailored to your specific situation. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn how we can help protect your rights in violent crime cases.

30+ Years of Experience in Defending Your Rights

Our attorneys have over 30 years of combined experience handling assault and battery charges. These charges and penalties can cause extreme difficulties in the future. Without properly defending your charges, you will risk your livelihood and future.

We know that every assault and battery incident is unique, that’s why our attorneys take the time to really listen to our clients. Our understanding of the criminal charges and incident will help strengthen your case. Judges respect our recommendations because we take the time to look at the big picture. Our legal representation allows for less charges and sentencing and we treat all of our clients with the respect and care they need.


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