Penal Code 242
Assault is a crime where the accused person puts the victim in reasonable fear of bodily injury; it is not required that the person charged with this offense actually have physical contact with the victim. This is a misdemeanor charge.
Misdemeanor assaults carry a maximum of 1 year in jail although most people accused of this crime at the misdemeanor level may do little or no jail time with a skillful attorney.
Contact Orange County criminal defense attorney Katie Walsh for help with assault or any other criminal matter.