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 or dismissed.
Facing battery charges in Orange County? Contact the Newport Beach battery lawyer at the firm for a consultation about your case today!