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The Penalties of Battery in Pasadena

By Michael V. Severo  Nov. 18, 2010 4:40p

Battery and aggravated battery are extremely serious criminal charges, which can result in harsh legal penalties such as prison sentencing, heavy fines and long probationary periods. Battery is defined as the intentional and unlawful use of force or violence to injure, or violate another person's body without their consent. When a weapon is involved the criminal charge is known as aggravated battery, and can result in much more serious crimes, including an automatic felony if convicted and penalties of $2,000 or more plus jail or prison sentencing. Due to the seriousness of battery and aggravated battery criminal charges it is extremely advisable to immediately contact a Pasadena battery lawyer who can help you build an effective defense to combat your charges and the prosecution.

Depending upon the severity of the battery crime, there are many different punishments a convicted defendant can face. If the person suffers severe injuries during the commission of the battery crime, the penalties are increased and can include restitution for paying the medical costs the victim will incur. With minor injuries or in the event of sexual battery, the penalties differ, and a convicted person can face many years in prison along with being registered as a sex offender, which can utterly embarrass a person and ruin their future life. Lost job opportunities and public embarrassment will usually occur if a person is convicted of a sexual battery.

Battery Lawyer in Pasadena

If you or a loved one is facing criminal charges for battery, there are many different defenses that a skilled attorney can employ to defend your case. You can face extremely detrimental punishments if you are convicted, so it is important that the evidence and testimony against you be challenged for validity and accuracy in case of illegally obtained evidence or compromised crime scenes. At the Law Offices of Michael V. Severo, we have the experience and skills necessary to give you the best possible chance at having your case dismissed entirely, or having the charges reduced.

Contact a Pasadena Battery Attorney at our offices today if you are facing serious criminal charges.

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