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Battery Crimes

Penal Code Section 242 defines battery as "[A]ny willful and unlawful use of force or violence upon the person of another." A misdemeanor battery is punishable by a maximum fine of $2,000 and/or a maximum of 180 days in the county jail unless it was committed against certain people (peace officers, custodial officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians, lifeguards, process servers, traffic officers, code enforcement officers, animal control officers, etc. performing their duties), in which case there is an increased fine and/or county jail time.

If battery is committed against a custodial officer, firefighter, emergency medical technician, lifeguard, process server, traffic officer, or animal control officer engaged in the performance of his or her duties, or others under certain circumstances, and an injury is inflicted on that victim, the battery may even be elevated to a felony punishable by imprisonment in the state prison for 16 months to three years.

If battery is committed and causes serious bodily injury, it can be elevated to a felony punishable by two, three or four years in the state prison.

If you have been arrested for orcharged with committing a violent crime such as battery in California, you should contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer at The Amer Law Firm. As a former prosecutor, I bring extensive trial experience and insight into the courtroom giving my clients a great advantage in their defense. If you are accused of any violent crime, you may be facing serious charges with potentially serious consequences,so please do not hesitate to contact us to talk to an experienced criminal defense lawyer for a free consultation.

The Amer Law Firm has offices in Los Angeles and Orange County and an experienced criminal defense lawyer who will defend clients accused of violent crimes such as battery. Contact us online or call us at (866) 431-AMER (2637).

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