Criminal Defense Attorneys for Battery Charges - Penal Code section 242
Battery charges are alleged as a violation of Penal Code section 242. This is a simple misdemeanor charge. Battery, as opposed to assault, involves actual physical contact. Battery is:
- An intentional;
- Touching of another; and
- In a harmful or offensive manner.
A classic example of battery is punching someone in the face without provocation. However, a battery does not necessarily involve a harmful act like a punch, kick, headbutt, etc. It may involve an offensive act such as spitting in someone's face.
Defenses to Battery Charges
For over 30 years our team of criminal defense attorneys has defended thousands of criminal cases. Our firm lectures criminal defense lawyers across the country. We have obtained countless not guilty verdicts in jury trials, and obtained favorable results at the pre-trial stage. There are many defenses that may be applicable to your case.\
An experienced criminal defense attorney can help you put on a successful defense to battery charges. Defenses to battery charges include:
- You acted in self-defense or in defense of others;
- You lacked the intent to commit the act (it was accidental); and
- You were acting within your rights to reasonably discipline your child (in cases where you are charged with battery on your child).
Let Us Fight for Your Rights
Gressley & Donaldson has defended thousands of criminal defense cases, and our team of criminal defense lawyers train other attorneys across the nation on criminal defense. Who you hire can make all the difference in your case. Call us today at (951) 788-2230 to get our team of criminal defense lawyers on your case.
Gressley & Donaldson has offices in Temecula and Riverside, and practices throughout Riverside, San Bernardino, Victorville, Murrieta, and Orange County.