Fort Wayne Battery Lawyer
Charged with battery?
Battery is one of many violent crimes that occur when a person knowingly or intentionally touches another person in a rude, insolent, or angry manner. This type of crime occurs often on a minor level. Since no bruising or other visual indicators of abuse are required, the offense need only cause harm to the victim in some way. If you have been charged with battery, it is important that you speak with Fort Wayne criminal defense attorney Gregory A. Miller as soon as possible in order to begin assembling a solid case in your defense.
Battery Defense Attorney in Fort Wayne
There are several types of battery offenses. Simple battery is the least serious, and generally occurs when someone touches another in a rude, insolent or angry manner. Simple battery is likely the most common, but may largely go unreported. Similar to simple battery, sexual battery occurs with inappropriate sexual touching. Family-violence battery has received increased attention due to rising awareness of domestic violence, and is limited to the crimes that take place between family members, or those involved in domestic relationships. Aggravated battery occurs when the injury inflicted results in a permanent disfigurement such as scarring, burns or lost limbs and appendages. This is the most serious type of battery, and is classified as a felony.
Penalties for battery can vary widely depending on the specific type of battery, level of injury caused, and other circumstances surrounding the offense itself. Simple battery offenses where there are no physical effects are classified as Class A or B misdemeanors, punishable by a jail term from 180 days to 1 year in jail with fines reaching $1,000 to $5,000. The level of severity, and classification of felony, increases significantly depending on a variety of factors including the extent of harm inflicted, and on whom the harm is inflicted. Offenders can serve as little as 180 days in jail, and as much as 50 years in prison in cases where the victim has died. Any accusation of battery should be defended vigorously. I, Attorney Gregory A. Miller, am available to discuss your case, and am committed to providing you with high quality legal representation.
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