Santa Barbara Battery Defense Attorney
Have you been arrested for battery?
Battery is generally considered a crime of violence and as such is treated very seriously in the California legal system. Any physical contact which is made without consent or the use of force or violence on another constitutes battery under California Penal Code Section 242. Assault and battery are very often charged together as in assault & battery in connection with fist fights and serious domestic violence charges. Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP represents clients throughout Montecito, Isla Vista, UCSB, Goleta and Carpinteria who have been accused of violent crimes. If you have been accused of battery it is crucial that you consult a Santa Barbara criminal defense attorney for an explanation of your rights and to find out what can be done about the charges you face. Our legal team also serves the areas of Montecito, Isla Vista, UCSB, Goleta, and Carpinteria.
Battery Lawyer in Santa Barbara
We are very familiar with defending clients accused of committing violent offenses and dealing with the factors which can complicate a client's position such as witnesses who greatly exaggerate or outright lie about what happened. Incorrect or erroneous statements by police officers or other misinformation can lead to unwarranted charges being filed. Depending upon the circumstances of your arrest, there can be a number of defense strategies which could be employed. With over 50 years of combined legal experience, we can evaluate the facts in your case and develop the best strategy for your specific situation. As part of our investigation of your charges, a battery defense lawyer at our firm can look into the alleged victim's background for a history of violence, provoking violence or making false statements.
The penalties in a battery case are severe. You need a criminal defense lawyer who will work to minimize the negative impact these charges can have on your life. By bringing us into your case early, we can work to prevent charges from being filed or to get the charges reduced or dropped.
Contact a Santa Barbara battery defense attorney at our firm for a skilled and aggressive defense.