If you or someone you know is facing
battery charges, then you must immediately seek the guidance of a battery attorney.
Battery is a crime that involves the intentional striking of another person,
with the result of causing bodily harm to that other person. For example,
a road rage incident may involve
assault – one passenger threatening to harm the other for cutting them off
– and battery – the person who made the threats actually physically
strikes and injures the other. This type of physical injury results is
considered a first-degree misdemeanor crime, and can impact your life
much more than you might think. Aside from a $1,000 fine, you could end
up serving up to a year in prison.
There is also what is known as felony battery, which can mean a few things.
Using the example from above, if the person who struck the other person
already has a similar crime on their record, the second offense could
be considered a more serious and more heavily punished felony battery.
Also, say they didn’t have it on their record, but they struck the
other person with such intensity as to cause disfigurement or severe bodily
injury, the charge could then be elevated to felony battery as well. Domestic
battery by strangulation also falls under this category of severity. These
types of convictions lead to a fine that adds up to $5,000 and can land
you in prison for up to 10 years.
Whether you are facing a misdemeanor conviction, $1,000 loss and a year
in prison, or a felony conviction with a $5,000 loss, and 10 years in
prison, you cannot miss out on representation from a battery lawyer. At
Parks & Braxton, a
Miami law firm, our battery attorneys come from a background in prosecution.
We are well-equipped to prepare your defense against your battery charges.
Doing so will significantly expand the chances of successfully fighting
the charges that are held against you. Call today for a free consultation
at (888) 460-7383.