“Simple battery” is a misdemeanor offense and is usually charged by prosecuting agencies as a violation of Penal Code section 242. This carries a maximum possible sentence of six months in county jail and a fine of up to $1,000, plus court costs. You may also be required to take a specified number of anger management classes, and there is also a very strong likelihood that a criminal protective order will be issued against you.
Don’t let the word “simple” fool you! Even a “simple battery” conviction can have serious consequences in your life, including the status of your current employment in some instances, and how it could affect your ability to seek other employment opportunities in the future. It will also likely impact your ability to own or possess firearms.
Do not, under any circumstances, attempt to fight “the system” alone by trying to take matters into your own hands. You need a skilled and experienced attorney who understands how to evaluate the evidence in your case and explore any potential defenses that may exist in the law.
If you or someone you love is facing criminal charges involving simple battery, contact your Temecula/Murrieta criminal defense lawyer at the Law Office of Julie Ann Baldwin, APC for your free case consultation now. Your future and your freedom deserve to be taken seriously by an experienced attorney who is committed to quality representation and compassionate advocacy, every step of the way.