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June 28, 2022

Why You Need a Battery Charges Defense Lawyer

Battery is a crime that involves intentionally and unlawfully touching or striking another person without their consent. This could be punching, shoving, kicking, biting, or even spitting on someone else. The specific elements of a battery charge vary from state to state and are often based on whether there was an injury to the victim during the incident. In some cases, the victim may have suffered no physical injuries but was still subjected to emotional distress due to being struck by their assailant.

A battery charge can range from a misdemeanor to a felony, depending on the circumstances and severity of the incident. You must contact an experienced battery charge defense lawyer if you face this charge. Your attorney can help defend your case and get the charges reduced or dismissed altogether.

Types of Battery Charges

There are two types of battery charges: simple and aggravated.

  • Aggravated battery charge. This is typically more severe than a simple battery charge because it involves additional factors such as using a weapon or injuring someone seriously enough to require medical treatment.
  • Simple battery charges:Simple battery charges involve minor injuries such as bruises or scratches. Suppose you have been accused of simple battery charges. In that case, your attorney will focus on proving your innocence rather than making excuses for your actions or arguing against the probable cause for your arrest because these defenses do not work well.

Defenses to Battery Charges

Several defenses can be used in a battery case:

  • If both parties agree before the incident that they would be willing to engage in physical contact, then no battery occurred. For example, no crime has been committed if someone consents to be punched during a boxing match. However, if you beat up someone without their consent, you had committed a crime even if you were allowed to hit them before the fight started (e.g., during sparring).
  • Self-defense.If you were acting in self-defense, you could not be convicted of battery. For example, if someone threatened your life and fought back, you have a right to protect yourself. The prosecutor must show beyond a reasonable doubt that your actions were not justified by self-defense.
  • Insufficient evidence. Battery charges can be defended by showing that there was insufficient evidence for a jury to find beyond a reasonable doubt that assault occurred. In addition, some states have passed laws allowing for lesser punishments for first offenses and allowing defendants who plead guilty early on in their case to avoid jail time altogether if they complete probation without any further violations during its duration.

Contact the Best Battery Defense Lawyer Today

You got arrested, charged, or indicted for the battery. You are now facing criminal prosecution and have to defend yourself. The stakes are high. If convicted, you could be facing jail time, fines, and other consequences, including probation, community service, and anger management classes. The best way to defend yourself is by hiring an experienced battery defense lawyer who knows how to fight your case in court. A lawyer from Katsarelis law PLLC can provide sound legal advice during every step of your case—from preparing for court appearances to negotiating plea deals with prosecutors. Call us today at 520-510-043  or send an email to [email protected] to schedule your appointment with one of our attorneys in the Tucson area.

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Don’t know where to start yet? It is necessary to find yourself a highly experienced criminal defense lawyer who will help you navigate through better. Speaking with an experienced assault attorney will explain to you the available options and assist you in getting the best possible outcome.

For any charges that need an attorney to help, reach us on 520-510-0439, 177 North Church Avenue, Suite 620, or send us a mail at [email protected]. Our crime attorneys in Arizona and Tucson are dedicated to helping clients achieve the best possible outcomes in their cases. We do this by negotiating with the government, preparing for trial, and litigating motions to suppress evidence. Assault is a serious crime that could result in jail time and other penalties. Let us help you avoid these consequences as much as possible.

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