Los Angeles Battery Attorney
Overview of Battery Charges in Los Angeles, CA
Looking for a lawyer for a battery case in Los Angeles? Under California
Penal Code §242, a battery refers to any willful and unlawful use
of violence and/or force upon another person. This means that a person
could easily face battery charges for virtually any type of violence enacted
against another person. Such violence could include slapping, hitting,
punching and kicking etc.
assault and battery are similar, they are actually two separate offenses. With
assault the criminal act involved the "attempt" to cause physical
harm, whereas with battery, the act of violence was actually carried out.
So, when you make offensive physical contact with another person, you
face criminal penalties in the state of California.
Domestic violence is similar to assault and battery charges; however, with domestic violence
cases, the violence is acted out against a spouse, a child, another family
member, someone the party lives with, or someone with whom the party has
a child in common.
Criminal Penalties for Battery in California
In the state of California, battery is punishable by up to $2,000 in fines
and/or up to 6 months in county jail. In cases involving serious bodily
injury, felony battery cases are punishable by up to 4 years in state
prison. It's not uncommon for couples, friends and strangers to become
involved in a physical altercation when there is a disagreement. Unfortunately,
any type of violent contact is prohibited under state law and a physical
altercation can quickly spiral out of control, thus leading to an arrest
and a conviction for battery. Considering the fact that so many factors
go into play with physical altercations, and the fact that sometimes there
are no eyewitnesses, it's absolutely critical to enlist the services
of a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney from the
Law Offices of Robert M. Bernstein.
Searching for an Attorney for a Battery Case in Los Angeles?
We are very familiar with assault and battery cases and we are very good
at challenging all evidence and eyewitness testimony. Having a skilled
attorney can mean the difference between going to jail and maintaining
your freedom, and a clean criminal record. Call us at once if you are
facing criminal charges in the greater Los Angeles area.