Orange County Battery Defense Lawyer
Charged with battery in Orange County?
Battery is a crime that occurs when one person commits a violent act upon another in order to cause bodily injury or harm. The charge of battery is often levied in conjunction with charges of assault, which is the prerequisite to battery that occurs with an individual's attempts to inflict violent harm upon another. When this violent act takes place, the charge is battery. While there are different types of assault, battery is largely limited to initial injury since more severe injuries may be categorized under other violent crimes.
Penalties for Battery in California
Battery is a relatively straightforward crime, and occurs when damage is inflicted. Simple battery is the intentional and illegal use of violent force on another person, and carries jail terms up to 6 months in addition to up to $2,000 in financial penalties.
Simple battery can be classified as a misdemeanor or felony at the discretion of the judge who is overseeing the court case. Other charges may also be imposed, such as:
- Injury resulting from violent force of another person such as murder
- Injury results in death
- Long-term injury with permanent disability
High Quality Battery Defense in Orange County
The Law Office of Frances Prizzia have a wealth of experience in defending many cases of battery and other violent crimes throughout Orange County, and we understand the steps involved to successfully represent the interests of those who have been charged with this crime in court. Our law firm proudly supports the traditional belief that each and every defendant is innocent until proven guilty, and we are dedicated to the success of your case. Attorney Frances Prizzia will explore every possible legal option in court to minimize financial and prison or jail-time penalties, or even return not guilty verdicts.