If you are charged with a Battery, it is vital to hire an experienced Criminal Defense Attorney. The attorneys at Pechter & Pechter LLP have experience defending those who have been charged with Battery and will not only aggressively fight your case, but will explain your options and assist you in making an informed decision.
What is a Battery?
A person commits a battery if he or she knowinglywithout legal justification by any means (1) causes bodily harm to an individual or (2) makes physical contact of an insulting or provoking nature with an individual. A Battery is a Class A misdemeanor punishable up to 364 days in jail and a $2,500 fine.
Important Issues to Consider:
Was the individual knowingly committing the battery?
Did the individual cause bodily harm or make physical contact of an insulting or provoking nature with another individual?
The state has the burden of proving each and every element of the battery beyond a reasonable doubt. It is also important to keep in mind whether the person charged with a battery, has any defense; i.e., self-defense.
What should I do if I am Charged with Battery?
Barry Pechter and Scott Pechter concentrate their practice on Criminal Defense including defending those who have been charged with Battery and are ready to help you with your case. Call us at (708) 599-4300 if you or someone you know was charged with a Battery.