Battery Lawyer in Orange County
Understanding Charges of Battery
assault and battery charges can often be coupled together, they are actually two
separate offenses with different meanings. In the state of California,
a battery charge is considered the more serious of the two. Those that
are charged for battery should speak to an Orange County criminal lawyer
as soon as possible after an arrest so that you have defense from the
very beginning of a case.
Charges of battery means there was the willful action of violence against
another person. It is punishable by up to six months in jail and a fine
of $2,000. Aggravated battery includes violence that led to serious bodily
injury to another. This can be punishable by up to one year in jail if
charged as a misdemeanor and up to four years in prison with $10,000 in
fines if it is a felony. When a deadly weapon is involved, the crime can
be considered a felony with penalties including up to four years in prison,
confiscation of weapons, community service, restitution to the victim,
and $10,000 in fines. Battery can sometimes be committed out of self-defense
or without intention, which will need to be brought to the attention of
the court if true.
Avoiding Penalties for Battery Charges
Police may often try to coerce you into saying something that can be used
against you in court. You have the right to remain silent and this can
often be a valuable tool to avoid further damage. With a member of our
firm representing you, we can be there during interrogations to ensure
the police do not encroach on your rights or back you into a corner. We
will also begin our assessment of your case immediately during a
free consultation, pulling any key pieces of evidence together to use in your defense.
Our goal is to provide you with the counsel, legal understanding and representation
needed to bring a compelling argument against the prosecution. We will
also be available to answer your questions and keep you informed on the
status of your case so that you are always in the know.
Call us if you have been charged fora
violent crime in Orange County, CA.