The battery is the use of force against another person resulting in unwelcome damage or damaging contact. If you have been charged with battery in California, it may lead to harsh sanctions. Battery is considered as a misdemeanor in California, however, relying on the severity of the harm and circumstances, a battery can be a felony offense. A battery may result in the more serious offenses in a jail sentence. You want the services of an experienced criminal lawyer to challenge the charges placed against you and protect your rights.
An experienced criminal attorney can propose and implement different methods for the defense of your case :
- Lack of intent: If the injuries were manufactured by accident and there was no intention to use force upon another person, then it doesn’t qualify as a battery.
- Self Defense: If you were simply making an attempt to defend yourself from an attack, then it is not a battery.
If the person hasn’t got any injury, then it can’t be charged as a felony. But if there are wounds, broken bones or cuts, it could be charged as a felony.
In California, a battery may ruin your personal record and put you behind bars for the violent crime. You must instantly consult a knowledgeable and experienced lawyer to research your case and make each effort to reach a positive outcome for you.
The Law Firm of Ramiro J. Lluis has been representing Californians in battery defense cases for over thirty years. Please call our offices and schedule a consultation with one of our experienced and well informed Los Angeles criminal defense attorneys.