Fullerton Battery Lawyer
Challenge Battery Charges with Confidence
While assault and battery charges are often coupled together, they are actually two separate violent crimes with different meanings. In the state of California, a battery charge is considered the more serious of the two since it is the criminal act that actually inflicts an injury on a victim.
People charged with battery could be penalized by:
- High fines
- Time behind bars
- Child custody removal
- Lengthy probation
Attorney Jacqueline Goodman is ready to protect your rights after you are accused of battery in Fullerton. She is one of a slim number of criminal defense lawyers in the region who are Board-Certified Specialists in Criminal Law. Her in-depth knowledge of California’s battery laws become your advantage when you let manage your case.
What Does Battery Mean Exactly?
A battery charge covers the willful action of violence against another person that actually caused them physical harm, while assault charges stem from when someone who tries to cause harm or threatens harm but never actually does it; either these can also be categorized as domestic violence.
Battery is punishable by up to six months in jail and a fine of $2,000 in low-level misdemeanor cases. 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. The penalties for this escalated form of battery may include up to four years in prison, confiscation of weapons, community service, restitution to the victim, and $10,000 in fines.
Avoiding Penalties for Battery Charges
Police may often try to coerce you into saying something that can be used against you in court when they first respond to a call that reports suspected battery. You have the right to remain silent, and you should probably use it. When Fullerton Battery Attorney Jacqueline Goodman is representing you in person, she can be there during interrogations to ensure the police do not encroach on your rights or back you into a corner.
Her goal is to provide you with the counsel, legal understanding, and representation needed to bring a compelling argument against the prosecution. She is highly praised by past clients for her willingness to quickly answer questions and keep them informed as their case progresses. With her by your side and acting on your behalf, you can prepare for anything the prosecution throws your way, potentially arguing that you were acting in self-defense.