Simple Battery Charges in CA
Dedicated Walnut Creek Criminal Defense Lawyer
A battery occurs when a person offensively touches or harms another person. It’s important to understand that the touching does not have to actually cause any harm or injury at all. It’s also 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 a 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 criminal defense attorney 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 battery charge with confidence. Contact our offices today to request a free case evaluation.
"What Are the Penalties?"
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 battery charge can result in:
- Up to six months in county jail
- Up to $2,000 in fines
There is also a ten-year restriction on owning firearms or ammunition if you are convicted of battery. There may also be additional considerations to a battery charge depending on who the alleged victim is and where the incident took place. To learn more about your maximum exposure in a battery case, call Thomas Daly Law, A Professional Corporation today.
The advocacy you need at this critical time is just a phone call away. Call (925) 208-4801 today to learn more.