In the event that you are charged with battery, you must understand the seriousness of this crime. If convicted, you could find yourself sentenced to time in prison. Furthermore, this could ruin both your personal and professional life.
In short, battery is the willful and unlawful use of violence or force against another party. Some people believe this is always a violent crime, but it can actually be something as simple as pushing or grabbing a person.
If you are accused of battery, you need to know which defense strategy is best. For example, self-defense is a strategy that many people have successfully used. With this, you need to show that you were acting in response to a threat by the other person.
You may also be able to employ the strategy that you were acting in the defense of others, such as a friend or family member.
Battery is a serious crime, meaning that it should be treated as such at all times. You should never speak with law enforcement about your situation before you consult with an attorney. Doing so could lead to a situation in which you make a statement that works against you in the future.
If you are arrested for battery, if you are worried about what's to come, you should contact our law firm via phone or online. Either way, our attorneys know what you are up against. We are here to protect your rights and help you understand what will happen next. In the end, it is our goal to give you all the help you need to put this in the past.