Though many people use the words “assault” and “battery” interchangeably, they have different meanings. Assault can be charged against a person who attempts to cause the application of force to another person. Battery is charged when a person actually makes harmful or offensive contact with another. If you are charged with either of these crimes, an experienced criminal defense lawyer can help you understand your rights.
At Ahmed & Sukaram, Attorneys at Law, we provide strong, skilled defenses for those accused of crimes in Northern California. Our legal team has handled many battery cases and have won these type of cases at jury trial. We protect our clients’ rights to the fullest possible extent.
Attorneys Who Understand Your Concerns
Many people accused of battery were caught up in an unexpected situation. For example, clients come to us after getting involved in bar fights, after using force to protect their property or after getting into a fight at school. As experienced San Jose battery defense attorneys, we are not here to judge. We are here to listen to what happened, give you an honest opinion about your case and build the strongest possible defense on your behalf.
Defending Against All California Battery Charges
Ahmed & Sukaram, Attorneys at Law, represents people charged with many different types of assault battery in California. Some of the charges we handle include:
Battery can be charged as either misdemeanor or a felony, depending on a few factors. Typically, felony charges come into play when with the victim sustained significant injuries, such as broken bones, a concussion or a broken nose.
A conviction for felony battery can result in prison time and you can be made to pay restitution (pay money to the victim or the insurance company to cover medical bills and treatment). Our San Jose lawyers will investigate all the circumstances surrounding your case to determine what you are up against.
If the crime is charged as a felony, we will work to have it reduced to a misdemeanor or dismissed. If the prosecution is unwilling to negotiate, you can rely on us to present a strong case for you at trial.
Contact a San Mateo County Felony Criminal Defense Lawyer
Do not hesitate to seek legal advice if you are charged with assault or battery in Redwood City, San Jose, Palo Alto, or other Bay Area cities. The legal team at Ahmed & Sukaram, Attorneys at Law, is ready to talk to you about your situation and how we can help. Call 650-241-3021 or toll free at 866-477-0965. You can also Contact our law firm online. If you communicate best in Spanish or another language, simply let us know. Se habla español.
We believe in keeping the lines of communication open with our clients. We promptly return calls and e-mails, and after-hours calls to our law firm are automatically forwarded to an attorney.