Mark’s success in many high profile cases has earned him a reputation as one of California’s best lawyers. Many of his cases have received nationwide media attention. On one occasion, Mark drafted a law compensating a man who, before becoming one of Mark’s clients, had been wrongfully convicted of a crime he did not commit. The special bill Mark drafted was passed by the Legislature and signed into law by the Governor. Because of his reputation in the legal community Mark has been the attorney of choice for Orange County Judges, police officers, deputy district attorneys, private attorneys and politicians.
Mark has sat as a Judge Pro Tem in Orange County and has been a guest lecturer at law school classes. He has several published Appellate Court decisions and is often contacted by other lawyers who solicit his opinion regarding their clients’ difficult legal situations.
Mark attended San Jose State University on a full football scholarship and he is a graduate of Western State University College of Law. During law school he worked at the California Court of Appeal and the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.
Aggravated assault is the crime of attacking another person with a deadly or dangerous weapon, such as a gun, knife, or blunt instrument, in a manner that is likely to produce serious bodily harm. The use of other “weapons” can also constitute aggravated assault. The crime would apply, for example, to an assault with caustic chemicals.
Assault and Battery
The California penal code defines battery as the willful use of force or violence upon another person. Generally, it refers to any kind of physical contact that the other person has not consented to. An assault is attempted battery.
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