Simple Battery California
What is a Simple Battery Charge?
Simple battery occurs when a person unlawfully touches another person with force or violence. The touching that occurs and is considered "simple battery," does not have to actually cause any harm or injury. Additionally, it is important to know that the touching of another person must be willful. In other words, if you accidentally trip and as you’re falling you bump into another person that is not considered battery.
If you've been charged with battery, it's critical that you start exploring your defense options. At Thomas Daly Law, A Professional Corporation, our Walnut Creek simple battery lawyer has worked time and time again with clients accused of these violent acts and thoroughly protected their rights and interests before the law. Attorney Daly has handled hundreds of cases over his career and knows what it takes to resolve these matters as swiftly and favorably as possible.
It is possible to confront your simple battery charge with confidence. Contact our offices today to request a free case evaluation.
Is Simple Battery a Misdemeanor?
A simple battery charge is codified under California Penal Code 242 PC, where it is categorized as a serious misdemeanor. If a conviction is reached, a defendant could face both significant fines and jail time.
A simple battery charge can result in the following penalties:
Up to six months in county jail
Up to $2,000 in fines
- Ten-year restriction on owning firearms & ammunition
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