Battery can occur in many situations and be involved in other crimes for which a person may be charged. It may take an attorney to understand why you have been charged with battery.
A person can be charged with a misdemeanor or a felony for battery. Simply put, a battery is unlawful violence or use of force on another person, which could include the touching of something attached or connected to a person. One is simply not free to use physical force on another for any reason unless it is permitted by law (i.e. medical necessity, self defense, or law enforcement)
If you were charged with battery, we can help. You may have justifications for your actions. For instance, you are free to defend yourself from another with appropriate force. If you were involved in a situation and you have regrets—we will consider all your alternatives.
A battery conviction can affect your life in ways outside of criminal justice too. A conviction can brand you as a violent person and can affect the type of employment you may get. For instance, you may not be hired to be a bouncer because your record would suggest to the employer that you are a liability. It can also affect your rights in family law custody battles of children. Be very concerned about these issues before you decide to plead.
Contact us immediately for an affordable consultation and be prepared to explain the details of your case so we can analyze what you should do and give you the legal aid you need.