assault which only requires that a defendant attempt to injure a victim, battery
is legally defined in §242 in the 2010 California Penal Code as actually
using force and violence on another person. Due to the actual aftermath
of battery, the penalties are even more severe than assault charges. According
to §243, the penalties for a successful conviction will include the
- A monetary fine up to $2000; and
- Imprisonment for up to six months
It is important to realize that the charges for both
violent crimes of assault and battery have penalties that can be elevated depending on
the victim of the attack. For example, should the battery have been committed
against a peace officer, the defendant could be facing an imprisonment
term for up to a year – almost doubling the maximum time allowed
Have you been criminally charged with battery?
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