If you know someone that has recently been arrested on assault charges in Santa Clarita, it’s likely that they are located at the Santa Clarita Sheriff Station on-site jail. When someone is arrested in the area, they’re taken immediately to the Santa Clarita Sheriff Station where they will undergo booking and processing. During the process, the arrestee will have their photograph taken, fingerprints recorded and a national background check will be conducted. Once these are complete, bail will be set and it will be possible to obtain a bail bond.
You’ve probably heard the term: “assault and battery” before, probably on television. While assault and battery are often used in the same sentence, they are two different crimes and thus two different charges. “Assault” refers to the attempt to make unlawful contact with another person while “battery” refers to actually making contact with them. For example, if an individual attempts to punch another person, misses, and then is subdued and arrested, he or she would likely be charged with “assault.” If the individual succeeds in striking another person, then he or she will likely be charged with “assault and battery.” Thus, while it’s possible to be charged only with “assault,” it is not possible to be charged only with “battery.”
Assault charges in Santa Clarita will usually be tried at the Santa Clarita Courthouse. When obtaining an assault charge bail bond, the judge may require that the defendant avoid all contact with the alleged victim, pending the trial. If the defendant disregards the judge’s condition(s), and is caught doing so, he or she will find themselves swiftly back in jail with a much higher bail set.
Sometimes, in small towns like Santa Clarita, unintended contact is inevitable. Perhaps both the defendant and the alleged victim happen to live near each other and shop at the same grocery store or fill up at the same gas station. If such a thing were to occur, and the alleged victim then called the police, the defendant may not necessarily be taken to jail. It will all depend on the circumstances under which the two found themselves in the same vicinity and what, if anything, occurred during that time.