Beverly Hills criminal lawyer on your side!
People often assume that “assault” and “battery” must be committed together, or that the two crimes are the same. This is not true. Assault is committed when a person causes another person to fear harm, injury, or death without causing that injury to occur, and battery occurs when a person purposefully touches another person in a harmful or offensive manner. Even if the contact was not intended to be harmful or offensive, if the other person believes it to be so, battery charges may be filed.
Defenses Against Battery Charges in Beverly Hills
There are several different ways a person could defend themselves against charges of battery. First and foremost, the accused person may have never touched the other person in the first place. This may be because of mistaken identity, or simply because the accuser is making a false accusation. Also, if the contact was an accident and you never intended to touch the accuser, a defense could be made. Lastly, if you touched the other person out of self-defense because you believed they were trying to harm you, you may be able to fight your charges. Whatever the case, you need the legal representation of a Beverly Hills criminal defense lawyer for the best chance of succeeding in your case.
Contact a Beverly Hills Battery Lawyer
At the Law Office of Peter Berlin, we want nothing more than to help you win against your false charges of battery. We have fought criminal defense cases for over 15 years and have the training, knowledge, and skill to provide the best possible results for your case. If you are looking for a lawyer who will give you the care you need, answer your questions, and keep you informed throughout your legal process, don’t hesitate to call our offices today. We offer a free initial consultation, so you have nothing to lose.
Contact a Beverly Hills battery attorney from the Law Office of Peter Berlin. We are available 24/7 to take your call and schedule your free initial consultation. Let us fight for you!