Palmdale Bail Bonds for Assault and Battery
Providing you with Palmdale assault and battery bail bonds tips
No one ever plans for the day they have a friend or loved one in jail for assault and battery. Most people think that assault and battery are the same charge.
Now, this can be misleading and lead people to think that the two charges are same. But in reality, it’s quite a bit more complicated than that. While assault and battery are closely related, and can often be charged together, but they are actually two separate crimes.
But, before we get into that, let’s get into a little history of the City of Palmdale.
A Brief History of the City of Palmdale
Populated by different cultures for many years, the Antelope Valley was a trade route for Native Americans traveling from Arizona and New Mexico to California’s coast.
At one time the city of Palmdale was called “Palmenthal”. Palmenthal was the first European settlement within the area limits of Palmdale and was established as a village on April 20, 1886, by westward Lutheran travelers.
According to area folklore, the travelers had been told they would know they were close to the ocean when they saw palm trees. So, never actually seeing palm trees before, they mistook the local Joshua trees for palms and according to David L. Durham Joshua trees were sometimes called yucca palms at the time, which was the reason they named their settlement after them.
By the 1890s, farming families continued to migrate to Palmenthal and nearby Harold to grow grain and fruit. However, most of these settlers were unfamiliar with farming in a desert climate, so when the drought years occurred, most abandoned their settlement.
Palmdale Incorporates as a City
In August 1962, the township of Palmdale officially became the city of Palmdale with the incorporation of 2 square miles of land around the present-day Palmdale civic center.
In 1964, the Antelope Valley Freeway, was completed as a way to link Palmdale and Los Angeles. The freeway at this time ran all the way to present day Technology Drive. It was at this time that talk about the future Palmdale Airport and this was seen as the way of the future.
By 1965 the new city had purchased an additional 20 square miles of land and industry was booming. Talk of the future commercial airport had many investors buying up large quantities of land.
In 1970, the city of Los Angeles went forward with buying 17,750 acres of land east of the city for its proposed commercial airport. However, the United States Air Force desired to put a hold on the construction of this new facility until the existing airport reached its commercial capacity.
Palmdale is One of the Fastest Growing Cities
Over the last 25 years Palmdale has consistently been ranked in the top 25 fastest growing cities in the United States. And as of the 2010, the population had grown to over 150,000, the sixth most populous city in Los Angeles County.
Palmdale now has over 106 square miles of land in its boundaries, the city is the second largest city in Los Angeles County by land area, 6th largest in California by land area, and in the top 100 largest cities in the United States in land area.
Battery as Defined in the Penal Code
Penal Code Section 242 defined;
242pc defines battery as the willful and unlawful use of force against another person. The violation has three separate elements:
- The act must be willful and unlawful
- Force or violence is used
- The willful use of violence or force is used against another person.
242 PC, Simple definition:
This simply means that you must intend to use force or violence against another person. It doesn’t actually have to cause any damage, or injury. In fact, you don’t even have to physically touch the other person, in order to be charged with the crime of battery.
If you touch anything that is directly connected to another person in any way, like their clothing or a shot-glass, or beer mug or anything else for that matter, in a disrespectful or rude way, you could be charged with the crime of battery.
Here’s an Example of Battery
Let’s say you’re out on a date with your girlfriend, you’re having a nice quiet evening. Then all of the sudden you get into an argument with a patron at the restaurant. Rather than continue to argue with the person you both make to decision to leave.
However, the restaurant is a little overcrowded and, on the way out, you kind of rush the crowd because you’re irritated. You accidently bump into woman causing her to fall to the ground.
Now, you weren’t trying to hurt the woman or make her fall down, but you were acting forceful manner, and because someone else was involved, you could be charged with battery.
240 PC, Simple Definition of Assault
Simply put the crime of assault doesn’t have to have the element of physical contact. We’ve all heard someone say, hey that person assaulted me, in a situation where someone was hurt by physical violence.
However, assault is not an attack causing physical damage of any kind, it is merely an attempt to make unlawful physical contact with another person and intending to do harm.
There are three elements of assault:
- There must be an unlawful attempt
- There must be ability
- There must be another person upon whom violence or injury was threatened or attempted
When you make an attempt to physically hurt someone, this simply means that a person tried or attempted to harm another person; it does not mean that they had thoughts about it, or had a desire, but they must have made a direct attempted to commit harm.
Example of an Assault Charge
You live in an apartment with your wife and kids and your neighbor comes over and complains that one of your kids make a nasty remark at them while they were walking by. You disagree and an argument ensues.
Now, your neighbor is not listening to you at all, you get frustrated and in anger, you pick up a book and throw it at him. The neighbor takes a step aside and the book misses him.
Well of course, he doesn’t suffer any injuries, but you could still be charged with assault because you intentionally did something that could have resulted in the neighbor being injured.
What if I am Arrested for Assault & Battery?
If you, happen to get arrested for assault and/or battery, it’s very important to stay calm. Remember staying calm during the interaction with police can avoid additional, and more serious charges. We highly recommend you contact the professional, friendly bail bond agents at Avenger’s Bail Bonds immediately.
We are the best Palmdale assault and battery bail bonds company, here to help you get out of jail fast and with affordable bail bonds rates.
Things to Remember
- Always cooperate and be friendly with police officers.
- Do not resist, most officers will restrain you, to help defuse the situation.
- Stay as calm as possible.
- Only speak to the officers and not to the other party.
- Conduct yourself properly.
How do I Get Out of Jail?
Once you have been arrested for assault and/or battery you will be transported to the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station Jail. After you arrive at the Palmdale jail, you will be booked, fingerprinted and informed of the charges pending against you.
Now, once the booking process in complete the jailer will inform you exactly how much your bail is. This is when you will be allowed to start making your phone calls.
Of course, this is when you should contact Avenger’s Bail Bonds, our bail agents are on standby 24 hours a day at (661) 202-3043 or toll free at (888) NO-JAILS we will help you get out of jail fast.
Who Has the Lowest Rates for Assault & Battery Bail Bonds?
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How Avenger’s Bail Bonds Can Help You in Palmdale
Avenger’s Bail Bonds even work with you, even if you don’t have enough money for a down payment and need a payment plan. We are creative and offer low money down, no interest payment plans will help get you out of jail when you’re on a budget.
Our payment plans have been designed to fit into family’s budget, so it just doesn’t get any easier than that!
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