Newport Beach Battery Attorney
Serving Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, and Irvine, California and Orange County
In California, battery is the willful and unlawful use of force or violence
against another person. Simple battery is charged as a misdemeanor punishable
by a fine of up to $2,000 and 6 months in jail. If the victim suffers
serious bodily harm, then the crime may be charged as aggravated battery,
which may be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on
the circumstances and if the defendant has a prior criminal history.
Being charged with battery is a serious matter requiring serious legal
attention from a skilled defense attorney. If you are facing battery charges
in Newport Beach,
Huntington Beach, Irvine, or anywhere in Orange County, it is highly recommended that you
contact the Newport Beach criminal defense lawyer at the firm as soon
as possible. After a careful review of your situation, Attorney Scott
D. Hughes can assess your case and advise you as to what to expect and
what can be done to provide an effective
criminal defense. He has provided capable representation for countless individuals facing
all types of criminal charges, including battery charges.
Battery Charges in California
Various types of battery charges exist under California law, including
battery against police officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians,
lifeguards, process servers, traffic officers, and animal control officers.
Other types of battery include battery causing serious bodily injury,
domestic battery, and sexual battery.
In the case of battery where serious bodily injury has occurred, you may
be punished with formal probation or 2, 3, or 4 years in a state prison.
Talk to a Newport Beach Battery Attorney
As in any criminal matter, it is important to have a skilled and reliable
criminal defense lawyer in your corner who can provide a competent defense
strategy and act as your advocate throughout the legal process. If you
involve the Newport Beach battery defense lawyer at the firm early enough,
in certain cases he may be able to have to charges against you reduced
Facing battery charges in Orange County?
Contact the Newport Beach battery lawyer
at the firm for a consultation about your case today!