Battery Crimes

Battery is the crime of intentionally making contact with another person in some way. Prosecutors often charge “assault” and “battery” in the same case, but they are separate crimes. Please visit the “assault” section of the website to learn more about assault charges.

To be a battery, there must be an unwanted physical contact with a person’s body, clothing or something they are holding or making contact with. While a person typically commits a battery by punching or kicking another person, a battery can also be committed by with an object, including an object is not usually considered a weapon, such as a lamp.

Battery offenses include a variety of potential misdemeanor and felony battery charges, including, but not limited to:

  • Simple misdemeanor battery
  • Aggravated battery
  • Felony battery
  • Felony battery with great bodily injury
  • Battery upon a peace officer
  • Domestic battery
  • Child battery

Punishments for misdemeanor battery may or may not include a jail sentence, while punishments for felony battery often include jail time or a state prison sentence depending on the severity of an alleged victim’s injuries.

Battery Defense Attorneys in the San Fernando Valley

The legal team at the Law Offices of Naderi & Weinrieb has over 80 years of combined experience aggressively defending clients facing all types of battery charges, and will strategize a vigorous defense from the moment of arrest until the completion of the case.

If you or a loved one has been charged with any battery charge, contact a Van Nuys criminal attorney from Naderi & Weinrieb today at (818) 888-2711.