Long Beach Battery Defense Attorneys
Battery is defined as touching or using force on another without their consent and causes harm or offense. Assault is different than battery in that it involves the threat of battery, but not the act. Placing someone in fear or apprehension of battery could be considered assault. They are often used together because assault often precedes battery.
When Does Battery Occur?
Battery may be prosecuted as a misdemeanor, however, repeat offenses or incidents of severity may be charged as felonies. Aggravated battery is a more serious charge than battery and can be punished with a jail time of over one year and a fine. Aggravated battery may include: use of a deadly weapon, serious injury, or battery involving a woman, child or policeman. It is charged as a felony. Speak with a lawyer that knows the appropriate laws and penalties if you have found yourself with battery charges.
Our firm provides clients with excellent legal representation from two top attorneys. We believe having extensive experience in criminal cases and a high success rate can benefit anyone who is being charged with a criminal offense. Battery is a serious offense and you should take every precaution against jail time, significant fines, probation and more penalties. In order to minimize the penalties you may be assigned, speak with an attorney early on in your case.
Battery charges can be difficult to dismiss due to the fact that the victim has been caused injuries. You need aggressive legal help that is willing to fight for you against the attacks of the prosecution. An attorney may be able to have your charges modified if it can be shown that you were acting in self-defense. Also, if it is your first time being charged with a criminal offense, a lawyer may be able to negotiate with the court so that you may only have to attend classes for anger management and serve probation.
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In the event that you have been charged with the crime of battery, it is critical that you retain experiencd criminal defense legal counsel. As former Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorneys, we understand the criminial justice system from all angles and provide our clients with aggressive defense strategies. Call today for a free initial consultation and case review. Let our experience work for you in defense or your criminal charges.