Battery is generally considered a misdemeanor in California. However, when the battery caused serious bodily injury, it can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the circumstances. If you are charged with a felony battery in San Diego County, you should obtain the highest-rated San Diego battery defense attorneys on your side as the penalty for battery is up to four years in prison and it will later count as a strike for “three-strike” purposes should you be later charged with another crime. Please note that as your San Diego battery lawyers, we want to develop a winning strategy and effective battery crime defense, so you can avoid far greater penalties in San Diego for battery against any of the following individuals:

  • Your spouse, girlfriend or anyone else under the “domestic violence” laws
  • An elderly or dependent adult
  • A Police Officer or Sheriff
  • A Probation or parole officer
  • A Fireman or emergency medical technician
  • A Physician or nurse performing emergency medical care
  • Anyone on the grounds of a hospital, school or park, or on public or private transit

At Spital & Associates, we want to ascertain whether the felony charges or felony battery crime case arose from a physical conflict in which both sides share some blame; then, as your top defense ttorneys, we can argue the battery was an act of “self-defense” by our client. In other cases, we can defend the charges of battery by establishing the touching was “accidental.” As your personal San Diego battery defense lawyers, we will argue the prosecution must prove the touching was “willful” to win a conviction; we will develop a strategy and defense to show there is a lack of intent to commit battery and request the charges be dropped. If we cannot obtain a dismissal of the charges, we will seek to negotiate a felony charge down to a misdemeanor. In the same manner, we seek to drop misdemeanors to lesser charges. Ultimately, we want to obtain the best result for our clients.


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