Battery is essentially the crime of intentionally hitting another person in some way. While people often think of hitting another person as an assault, in legal terms the crime is battery.
There are many behaviors and actions that can be classified as a battery, but any battery must involve physical contact with another person’s body, clothes or even an “attachment” to their body such as an object in their hand. The physical contact can be done with a part of the defendant’s own body (like a fist) or with an object controlled by the defendant. In all cases, the contact must be made on purpose.
If you or someone you care about is facing a battery charge, the criminal defense attorneys at the Weinrieb Law Firm can help explain the charges and properly defend against them. We can be reached twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week at (818) 933-6555.