Treasure Coast Battery Defense Lawyer
Providing Tough Representation For Stuart
& All Of The Treasure Coast
Battery is serious charge that carries much more heavy penalties than simple assault. Why? Battery involves definite physical contact with the alleged victim, rather than just threats. These charges usually from causing some unwanted bodily touching or harm, which can often involve miscommunication. A person may simply being trying to get another’s attention, while the other takes it as a serious threat and accuses them of battery. Whatever the case, a conviction can bring considerable time in prison along with thousands of dollars in fines and a criminal record.
When you face battery charges, you need a Stuart criminal defense lawyer who will stand up for you in court and challenge the prosecution’s case against you. Jeff T. Gorman Law Offices provides aggressive representation for our clients because we understand what is at stake. We are at our clients’ disposal 24/7, providing personalized and tireless defense in their time of need.
What are the Penalties for Battery?
You could be facing penalties for misdemeanor battery, which carries up to 1 year in jail and up to $1,000 in fines, if you are convicted. A repeat battery offense is considered and can result in up to five years behind bars. However, aggravated battery is one of the most serious charges and carries the potential penalties of up to 15 years in jail and $10,000 in fines.
You may be charged with aggravated battery for:
- Intentionally causing serious harm, disability or disfigurement
- Using a deadly weapon to commit battery
- If the alleged victim was pregnant at the time and the accused knew of it
Furthermore, if a firearm is used, the accused is automatically subject to a minimum of 10 years in prison.
Fight to Keep Your Record Clean
You will need an experienced Treasure Coast battery defense attorney to contest your charges in court and prevent you from facing such serious penalties. Our firm can argue for a reduced sentence, fight to secure dismissed charges, or even get your case completely dropped. Whether you were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time, were acting out of self-defense, or made a simple mistake, our team is here to provide the superior legal representation you need!
Call our firm as soon as possible to begin the fight to protect your future! Whether you are in Okeechobee or Palm Beach, we are ready to help.