What is Battery?
Colorado Springs Criminal Attorney
Battery involves the intentional use of force to inflict injury. It is often coupled with an assault charge as in "assault and battery". Because it is considered a violent crime, prosecutors often overcharge battery. This means that the charge filed against the alleged offender is very often more severe than the circumstances warrant. There are different levels of battery charges outlined in Colorado's Revised Statutes. It takes a qualified criminal defense attorney to evaluate the specifics of your case and construct a defense tailored to your circumstances. If you are considering handling your own defense or simply pleading guilty, you should talk to experienced legal counsel before you make such an important legal decision.
Penalties for Battery Offenses
Depending upon the severity of the charges brought against, you may face penalties including a jail or prison sentence and a criminal conviction on your record if you are convicted. The police and prosecutor may have treated you as though you were already convicted. Don't be fooled into thinking there is no point in fighting. In criminal matters, nothing is certain, and you do have the right to a strong and skilled defense. The burden of proof is on the prosecution. We take each client's case personally and are dedicated to protecting your best interests. My firm has investigated criminal charges and provided skilled criminal defense for many years.
A battery defense lawyer at my firm is dedicated to unearthing evidence crucial to getting the charges dropped or reduced. There can be a number of strong defense strategies possible in a battery case which might include self-defense or defense of another. It is important that you are represented by legal counsel who is also highly skilled in the courtroom not just a good negotiator. A prosecutor will not usually go to trial without being fairly sure of a win. Most cases are settled before they go to trial, but you need to know that your criminal defense lawyer is ready to face a jury if that is what it takes to obtain a successful outcome. Call The Samuelson Law Firm for a
free case evaluation and find out what can be done in your defense.