Criminal Battery

Battery is a criminal offence that involves unlawful physical contact with another person. Battery is the use of force against another resulting in harmful physical contact.

Generally, to be charged with battery you need to be the instigator in creating physical contact with the victim. Also, the instigator must know his action will be intended to cause harm against the victim. The slightest touch by someone can be considered battery if it is done in an angry or offensive manner. If the victim doesn’t suffer serious injury your case will be filed as a misdemeanor but if you do cause serious injury you case will be filed as a felony.

You can be in jail for up to 6 months, do community service and fined up o $2000 if charged with battery. If charged with aggravated battery, you can be in jail for up to 4 years and be fined up to $10,000.

If you have been arrested for a DUI contact a criminal defense lawyer in Sacramento Dionne Choyce for your free consultation now to protect your legal rights. Call (916) 724-5270 for free consultation now.


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Sacramento, CA 95814
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