Unlike assault, battery occurs when the defendant causes physical harm to the victim or touches the victim without his/her consent. Battery encompasses a variety of incidents including those of a violent or sexual nature. If you have been charged with battery you may face jail time and costly fines. To have the best chance at resolving your battery case successfully in court, you should consider hiring a qualified criminal defense attorney to represent you in Georgia.
Ben F. Windham, P.C. has represented clients throughout DeKalb, Forsynth, Fulton, Glynn, and Gwinnett counties who are facing battery charges, and he can work to build a solid defense on your behalf. Similarly to assault, there are varying degrees of battery charges, both simple and aggravated. Simple battery is charged as a misdemeanor and involves the defendant touching or harming the victim without his/her consent. Aggravated battery involves the same situation, except with the additional use of a weapon, and is charged as a felony.
Committing or being accused of battery, whether simple or aggravated, is a serious crime and it is in your best interest to retain an attorney for the duration of your case. Contact the office of Ben F. Windham, P.C. today to request your free consultation.