How serious are assault and battery charges?
Anytime a person tries or actually inflicts harm to another person, besides the fact that it is illegal, it’s a serious problem. There are punishments for these crimes depending on the severity of what occurred. Simple assault is a misdemeanor with punishment of up to 6 months in jail and up to a $1,000 fine, while assault with any type of weapon can elevate the crime to a felony with much harsher punishments.
Battery charges are processed similarly to assault; the severity of the physical contact will usually determine the seriousness of the charges. The minimal punishments usually include some probation, a short jail sentence, a small fine, and possibly community service or completing a class on battery. More serious offenses will include several years in jail and an incident reported on your criminal record.
How to fight those assault and battery charges
If you have been charged with one or both assault and battery charges, you don’t have to accept that as the final outcome. There are many circumstances that can affect the outcome in a trial with these charges, such as the victim provoking the defendant, the defendant acting in self defense, if it was an accident, whether physical contact was or wasn’t likely, if the act was willful, or if the defendant didn’t have the ability to even commit such a crime. These are examples of factors that will be evaluated
when you call our Downtown LA Law offices.
Our attorneys will analyze every angle of the case, getting you the minimal punishment possible, and possibly getting the case dismissed. Call us
today for your free consultation and fight these charges with an experienced professional.