While often confused with assault charges, battery involves actual offensive contact with another person, such as throwing a punch. Even if you did not intend to seriously injure someone, you could be thrown in jail and heavily fined if convicted of this type of violent crime. Don’t take your chances trying to handle your arrest on your own—speak with a criminal defense lawyer from the Law Offices of Thomas W. Mote II, P.A. who can work hard to avoid a conviction.
Attorney Thomas Mote has spent more than 20 years fighting his clients’ criminal charges. He is licensed to practice law in Florida, New York, Texas and the US District Court of Puerto Rico. He speaks Spanish fluently. He provides the accused with a knowledgeable and tenacious defense based on his thorough understanding of criminal law. Call on the firm to guide you through this difficult time and fight for the most positive result possible.
Battery Penalties can Jeopardize:
- Your Freedom
- Your Economic Opportunities
- Your Immigration Status.
The most basic battery charge is a misdemeanor but can be elevated to a felony charge if the victim is a law enforcement officer, emergency medical care provider, or other protected person.
Simple battery convictions typically come with:
- Up to one year in jail
- Up to $1,000 in fines
- A year of probation
- Financial restitution
- A felony battery conviction usually carries:
- Up to 5 years in prison
- Fines of up to $5,000
You can be charged with battery even if you made no direct contact with the alleged victim’s person, but instead with something connected to their body, such as a purse, cell phone, clothing, or another object. No matter what your charges, you need the skilled representation a criminal defense lawyer can provide.
Arrested? Get Trusted Legal Help!
The firm can build you a robust legal defense no matter the circumstances of your charge. You have a right to use force in defending yourself, another person, or your property. Attorney Thomas Mote can also contest the seriousness of any alleged injuries or that the contact was simply an accident.
When you face serious battery charges, turn to the Law Offices of Thomas W. Mote II, P.A. for the counsel you need to protect your future!
To schedule a free initial case consultation in English or Spanish, call (305) 374-MOTE (6683) or WhatsApp +1 786 525 9362.