Battery Defense Attorney in Ventura
Information on Battery Charges
Battery is the use of unwelcome and illegal physical force against another individual. In many cases, battery charges arise in association with assault charges, which involve the threat of physical harm against another person. Together, assault and battery are serious felony charges. If you are facing battery charges, contact a defense attorney from our firm today. We could get started immediately to create a defense strategy for your case and negotiate with prosecutors to seek to have your charges reduced or dropped. If your case goes to trial, we will aggressively defend you to the best of our abilities.
California Battery Law
Battery is defined under California Penal Code Section 242 and encompasses several various offenses. In order to prove that a defendant is guilty of battery, prosecutors need only to prove that they initiated unwanted physical / offensive contact. Additional circumstance can result in elevated charges and penalties.
Battery offenses can include:
- Simple Battery
- Aggravated Battery
- Domestic Battery
- Sexual Battery
- Battery on a Peace Officer
Battery is considered a violent crime, and if convicted, you can be face severe sentencing guidelines. Battery charges may result in probation, community service, anger management, monetary fines, and jail or prison time. A judge may also require that you pay restitution to the victims. Having an aggressive criminal defense attorney will give you the best chance at beating these charges, so that you can leave court with your name and reputation intact. A criminal conviction of this kind can make it difficult for you to keep your job, or obtain a job in the future.
Arrested for Battery? Call Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP.
Have your or has someone you love been arrested for battery? If so, it is imperative that you seek representation from an experienced criminal defense attorney right away. At Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP, our team of Ventura battery defense lawyers is ready to put our skills and experience on your side of the courtroom. When you choose to entrust your case to our team, you can rest easier knowing we will work diligently to have your charges reduced or completely dismissed. Because these types of charges can affect your future, you should retain legal help right away.
To discuss your battery case with a Ventura criminal defense lawyer, give us a call today.