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Battery Defense in New York City

Fighting to Protect Your Rights After an Arrest in Scarsdale, Manhattan, Bronx, and Manchester

Battery, defined as the physical striking, hitting or sometimes groping of another individual without their consent, is a punishable crime in New York City. In some instances, a battery charge will have two cases attached - a civil liability and criminal charges. If the victim is injured, he or she may file a civil lawsuit against you, requesting that you pay for the physical and emotional injuries the victim sustained during the event.

The act of committing battery, if convicted, holds consequences of:

  • Substantial fines
  • Terms of imprisonment
  • Mark on your record

From that moment forward, if your current employer does not terminate your job, you will have to explain your arrest and conviction to him or her, along with every future employer down the line.

Schedule your case evaluation to discuss our New York City battery attorney today!

Is battery the same as assault?

Although the terms "assault" and "battery" are often used interchangeably, it is important to understand that they are two separate offenses. One may be charged with both assault and battery, as these offenses often go hand-in-hand, but they are, in fact, two different types of crime. Assault is defined as any act in which a person threatens to take violent action against someone else, and intends to do so.

One does not necessarily have to commit an act of violence to be charged with the offense, however, as they could be charged simply for threatening to inflict bodily harm. The intended target must also have felt that danger was imminent and/or that the aggressor would have harmed them if they were not prohibited from doing so.

Protect Your Freedom – Contact Our Firm Today

As you can tell, battery is taken as a serious offense. If you are arrested or under investigation for battery charges, it is important that you seek the legal guidance of a New York City criminal defense lawyer at the Law Offices of Daniel A. Hochheiser today. An aggressive attorney for battery defense at the firm will be able to inform you on the specifics of your case, and put together a defensive plan to move forward.

With a growing reputation in the legal community for their compelling defense tactics in the court room, a defense attorney will be your only line of defense against aggressive and hostile prosecutors. The prosecutors will look for any piece of evidence to use against you in court, so you need to be sure to be prepared by securing the legal aid of an experienced NYC criminal lawyer at the firm. Call us now!

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