Battery Defense Attorney in Temecula
Lawyers with 50+ Years’ Combined Experience
If you’re facing a criminal charge of battery, you also face the possibility of suffering serious consequences that can damage you in the present and haunt you for years to come. In California, a conviction of battery comes with heavy punishments. If you work with one of our skilled battery defense lawyers in Temecula, you may protect your rights, and your future, from substantial damage.
Personalized Defense Strategies Against Battery
You may not know the difference between a charge of assault and a charge of battery, but that is why you retain a skilled legal professional to get you informed and ensure your rights are protected. Our Temecula battery lawyers have more than half a century of combined experience in criminal law, and defending against charges of battery are nothing new. Do not hesitate to contact us and find the most favorable solution to your legal trouble!
Understand the Penalties
Unlike assault, which only covers the threat and/or ability to commit violence and injury, battery is the illegal act of making physical contact with another person with an intent to harm that person. Taking action to physically harm someone almost always results in a criminal charge of battery (Penal Code 240-248). Assault may only be in consideration if a threat of violence came before the physical contact.
A conviction of criminal battery may result in the following:
- Jail up to 6 months (misdemeanor) or 4 years (felony)
- Fines up to $2,000 (misdemeanor) or $10,000 (felony)
- Restraining order placed against you
- Probation up to 3 years
Protect Your Rights! Call Our Firm!
Battery is no small criminal offense. Even a misdemeanor can carry significant penalties. Depending on the circumstances, a misdemeanor battery charge can be elevated into a felony and result in even harsher penalties.
Don’t leave your future in the hands of a lesser attorney— Schedule a free consultation with our team today by calling (951) 335-4923 in Temecula. We also have a Hemet office that can be reached at (951) 667-7883!