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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 Lawyer in Los Angeles

The team of Los Angeles criminal attorneys at Schwartz & Weinrieb have 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 Los Angeles battery attorney from Schwartz & Weinrieb today at (310) 246-9550.