Statesboro Assault and Battery Lawyer
Defending Clients Facing Assault & Battery Charges in Bulloch County
If you have been charged with committing a physical crime or altercation, you are likely being accused of either a case of battery or a case of aggravated battery. Depending on the exact circumstances, you might be charged with a felony or a misdemeanor at the very least. The primary distinction is that simple battery charges are usually made when the plaintiff has sustained a large portion of physical harm, while aggravated charges are generally made if the plaintiff has lost a body part, has been highly disfigured, or is no longer capable of using a part or the entirety of their body.
There is no time to waste when you have been charged with this serious crime. Get in touch with our assault and battery lawyer in Statesboro as quickly as possible so that the Hart Law Group can defend your rights.
What is Considered Simple Battery in Georgia?
Simple battery is committed when:
- Intentionally makes physical contact of an insulting or provoking nature with the person of another; or
- Intentionally causes physical harm to another.
Typically simple battery does not result in serious physical injury.
What is the Difference Between Assault and Battery?
Many people consider assault and battery the same crime, but they should be viewed as two distinct behaviors. In the form of battery, physical contact occurs, and damage is done, while assault charges can even be brought forth where a threat occurs, but no physical contact is made. Although most penalties are the same for battery or assault, battery which is done in a domestic violence scene, could mean you lose the right to visit or care for your family.
What are the Penalties For Assault & Battery in Georgia?
Penalties for assault and battery charges are a very serious matter. While there are minimum sentences and fines, these can sometimes be raised depending on the unique circumstances of your case. This is why it is crucial to have an attorney who is highly familiar with these kinds of penalties and can detect when a prosecutor attempts to use a loophole. Our assault and battery lawyer in Statesboro is here to protect you from these harsh penalties.
Some of the penalties which are assigned for assault and battery convictions include:
- Having to pay fines of up to $1,000
- Being forced to serve a year in jail, in the case where the battery is considered a “simple” battery or a misdemeanor
- Being forced to serve up to 20 years in prison in cases where the battery is considered to be an elevated or aggravated form of battery
- Giving extensive fees to the victim as means of restitution
- Being forced to undergo probation
Start Your Defense With Our Assault & Battery Attorney
No matter what form of battery you have been charged with, it is crucial to get legal counsel right away. While the more extreme form of battery can result in more extensive consequences, even the lesser form of battery can require you to be in prison for a year. Following your prison sentence, however, you will be forced to face the consequences of a permanent record that will affect every part of your life. You need to have our assault and battery lawyer defend you with aggression and determination.
Contact Hart Law Group today to schedule a FREE consultation with our assault and battery lawyer in Statesboro!
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