When facing battery charges, you need an attorney who can aggressively
and powerfully defend you against your criminal charges. Battery is a
serious charge that can be punishable with community service, probation,
monetary fines, and even jail time. There are many viable defenses that
can be used when defending against battery charges, such as self-defense.
An experienced and knowledgeable criminal defense attorney can help you
devise the defense strategy that works best for your case, and fight for
you in your courtroom proceedings
PC 243(d): Battery with Serious Bodily Injury
California Penal Code § 243(d) is a subsection of the state's
battery law. This section establishes enhanced penalties for a battery
offense that results in
serious bodily injury. According to California law, "serious bodily injury" refers
to any serious impairment of another's physical condition. Common
examples of injuries considered serious bodily injury include:
- Concussions and / or loss of consciousness
- Bone breaks & fractures
- Loss or impairment of bodily functions or organs
- Injuries requiring serious surgery
- Serious disfigurement
If convicted of battery with serious bodily injury, convicted individuals
may face longer terms of imprisonment, including sentences up to two,
thee, or four years, depending on the circumstances involved.
Los Angeles Battery Lawyer
At Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP we have over 50 combined years of
criminal defense experience and are dedicated to defending our clients
who are facing battery charges, or any other criminal charge, such as
white collar crimes, or
drug crimes. We have helped numerous clients over the years fight back and beat their
criminal charges and we are ready to help you, as well.
If you have been charged with battery, contact a Los Angeles battery attorney
from our firm today. We may be able to have your charges reduced or dropped,
and can fight for you in court.