Battery Defense Attorney in Orange County
Have you been arrested for battery in Santa Ana?
You may have heard the phrase "assault and battery" used to describe
various physical altercations because many states use the terms interchangeably.
In California, however, the two are considered separate crimes, each with
their own set of penalties upon conviction. Simply put:
Assault is the attempt to physically harm another individual, while
battery involves actual physical contact. Battery can also be "completed
If you are facing any type of battery allegations, it is imperative that
you retain skilled legal counsel immediately to protect your rights, reputation,
and freedom! At The Law Offices of Jerry Schaffer, Jr., I can provide the
aggressive and experienced representation you need to confront criminal assault or battery accusations.
Schedule a free consultation today to discover your legal options and begin your defense.
Three Elements of Battery
In order to convict you of battery, the prosecutor must prove three essential elements:
- You acted willfully
- You used force or violence
- Your actions were upon another individual
These facts sound simple enough, but as a former prosecutor with nearly
20 years' experience in the Orange County District Attorney's
Office, I am fully aware of the subtleties of assault and battery cases.
For instance, the perceived force of violence does not have to result
in actual harm.
The slightest touch done in an angry or disrespectful manner can result
in a battery conviction! As an experienced practitioner of criminal law, I understand the nuances
involved and how the state my exploit them to boost their case against
you. I can anticipate their strategies and assertively challenge them.
Defense for All Types of Battery Charges
Battery charges can range from misdemeanors to felonies, each with their
own set of ramifications. Penalties can include significant fines, up
to four years in state prison, and a possible strike on your record.
As your attorney, I will relentlessly pursue justice on your behalf for
any type of battery charges:
Acquire Perceptive Counsel & Dynamic Advocacy
Battery charges can be complicated and require perceptive legal counsel
to recognize weaknesses in the state's case and effectively challenge
them. As a former Senior Orange County Deputy District Attorney, I have
in-depth knowledge of what prosecutors have available to them in terms
of charges and sentencing. At The Law Offices of Jerry Schaffer, Jr.,
I offer the dynamic and unwavering advocacy you deserve.
Contact my office
today to schedule a free case evaluation.