A Ventura man was arrested for assault, after allegedly assaulting a woman with his cane while the pair waited at a Ventura bus stop. Police responded to a complaint of two people fighting at the bus depot on Telegraph Road just after noon on Saturday. The female victim, who is homeless, was hit in the head with the man’s cane. Police arrested Mark Lemmon, 55, of Ventura and charged him with assault with a deadly weapon.
Assault Can Be Prosecuted As A Felony or Misdemeanor
In California, assault with a deadly weapon can be prosecuted as a felony or as a misdemeanor. How you are charged depends upon the facts of your case. Additional penalties can apply if you used a firearm to commit the assault, or if you assaulted a police officer or firefighter.
A felony conviction for assault can also be considered a “strike” under California’s Three Strikes Law. Three felony convictions under this law can require the judge to sentence you to life in prison.
If a prosecutor in Ventura County intends to try you for assault, Robert Helfend., a recognized, experienced criminal defense attorney in Ventura can help you prepare a successful criminal defense. Mr. Helfend practices criminal defense exclusively. He has more than 30 years of criminal defense experience in the Ventura County and courts in surrounding counties. He can defend against assault charges, even when you and others believe that the prosecutor’s case against you is solid.
Mr. Helfend has established a reputation as a fighter for his clients’ rights, and will work hard to get the charges against you reduced or dropped. He will work to ensure that you are vigorously defended in court. His goal is to get the best possible outcome under the unique circumstances of each case.
When you’ve been charged with a criminal offense like assault, don’t settle for anything less than the best! Contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (805) 273-5611, (310) 456-3317 or (818) 591-2809 for an immediate consultation on your Ventura County assault case.
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