Have You Been Accused of Battery?
Call The Law Offices of Jarrod M. Wilfert Today
Not to be confused with assault, battery charges deal with actual, physical
contact between two parties. While most people think of violent confrontations
when they think of battery, this crime can be charged due to a simple
touch if the victim believes the contact to be unwanted or intimidating
in any way. As you might imagine, this flexibility in California battery
statutes can produce significant misunderstandings between the parties
and, if the matter goes to court, an array of variables in classification
If you are facing a battery charge and aren't sure what your options are,
contact our offices.
At The Law Offices of Jarrod M. Wilfert, we've handled countless battery
cases, from simple gestures and touches to violent altercations. We make
sure to investigate each incident ourselves and present the clearest facts
possible in a court of law, ensuring our clients rights are protected
in every instance.
What kind of battery charge am I facing?
Unlike many other crimes, battery definitions offer a degree of flexibility
when they are presented in court. Depending on the harm caused to the
victim, or the judge's discretion, battery may be ruled as a misdemeanor
or felony. Usually, however, battery charges fall into three distinct
The three prominent battery charges in California are:
- Battery (or simple battery), that covers most altercations with minor physical injuries.
- Aggravated battery, which involves serious harm to the victim.
- Battery on a Peace Officer, which includes police and other city workers.
Within these categories, other factors, like battery of a disabled person,
the elderly, a sports officials, or a medical worker, can further complicate
these charges and result in more severe penalties. To find out more about
your battery charge and what penalties you might face, contact our offices.
A Dedicated Ventura Criminal Defense Lawyer Can Help
Even the most minor battery charges can sentence an offender to six months
in jail and up to $2,000 in fines. Don't face these charges alone.
Call The Law Offices of Jarrod M. Wilfert today to gain unparalleled representation
and insight from former police officers and district attorneys. We're
ready to hear your story and start your defense today.
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