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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Crime Of Not Knowing The Law Oakland, California – October 28, 2013 – Many times, assault and battery crimes are often jointly tried, but in fact they are actually two very different. By definition, assault is the threat of violence combined with the ability to make that threat a reality. Battery is the act of physical violence itself. Being charged with just one and not the other is possible, but not common, because most prosecutors attempt to combine assault and battery to maximize penalties. Circumstance: A common approach a criminal defense attorney will take in an assault and battery case is circumstance. It is infrequent that violence occurs unprovoked, and there are two sides to every story. When hiring an assault and battery attorney, their understanding is important both short and long term, especially when it comes to protecting the personal and financial freedom of their clients. A conviction of assault and battery may carry with it jail time, probation, fines, court costs, restitution, and anger management classes. While a more severs charge of manslaughter or murder can carry charges of many years in prison, or even the death penalty. And because criminal defense can take such a heavy financial toll, it is always in one's best interest to have an experienced criminal defense attorney on their side from the moment any charges are levied. Knowing



You have the right to remain silent‌ Use it. Do not resist being arrest, but do not accommodate the police to one's own detriment,

either. This includes trying to persuade the officer of one's innocence. Innocent as one may be, the police are highly skilled at twisting the words of the accused to make them incriminating. Demand that an assault and battery lawyer be present during any talks with police. Be sure to closely follow with an attorney's advice about what to say, and to whom, at all times. An attorney from will do everything possible to work for you and get you in the best possible position to protect your future and the future of those around you. If you have been charged with a violent crime in the Northern California area, visit and put yourself in a winning position. The team of Oakland, California, criminal defense attorneys at Traback Du Bois & Ikuma has a high caliber of knowledge and talent for defending individuals against serious criminal charge. Their success is built on a fundamental understanding of legal strategy.

CONTACT: PLEASANTON OFFICE 5674 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 201 Pleasanton, CA 94588 OAKLAND OFFICE 1611 Telegraph Avenue, Suite 901 Oakland, CA 94512 Phone: 510-835-8005 Phone: 925-463-3311 Fax: 510-444-1369

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