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In California, under Peanl Code 242, criminal battery is defined as application of force or any unlawful contact upon the person of another with the specific intent to harm or injure that person. Charges are ordinarily filed pursuant to California Penal Code section 242 or 245. If battery occurs between married couples or two cohabitants or those who have or have had a domestic relationship, Domestic Violence charges or battery on a domestic partner charges may be filed under California Penal Code sections 273.5 or 243(e). If injuries are sustained by the alleged victim, the prosecution may chose to file felony charges against the alleged perpetrator.

Under circumstances where there has been a mutual combat or where there was a quarrel between family members with no resulting injuries, city prosecutors in Los Angeles and other California counties may choose to set the matter for a city attorney hearing in lieu of filing a criminal complaint. This is considered good news for the alleged suspect, since with the help of a trained and experienced criminal defense attorney, the prosecutor could be convinced to drop the charges all together in exchange for the performance of certain conditions.

If you have been charged with a battery offense, especially if you believe you may have immigration consequences as a result, you should contact your criminal lawyer immediately. Our motto is to provide qualified and quality legal representation and strive to achieve client satisfaction. For a free consultation, CALL NOW 213-252-1000

Criminal prosecution can affect your health, freedom, employment, and social life. You need help and you need the best criminal defense you can get. At the Law Offices of Tony M. Seyfi, with the state of the art computerized legal research tools and forensic techniques, we will focus on identifying the defenses you may have and will develop numerous challenges to any crime possible.

Our goal is victory for our clients and to keep them from going to jail, and we are confident of our defense strategies. If you would like to discuss your case, call us today for a FREE CONSULTATION and case analysis.

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