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Simple Battery

Unwanted physical contact may be considered a crime, depending on the severity and nature of the action. Physical contact that is meant to cause physical injury or harm to another person may fall under the category of battery, but the intention and severity of the action may result in charges ranging from simple battery to aggravated assault and battery.

Simple battery is often applied to unwanted physical contact that is less-threatening and less serious than other forms of assault and battery. Simple battery may result in misdemeanor charges and accused individuals may face fines and probation as a result. If you would like more information regarding simple battery and criminal defense, contact Austin criminal defense attorney Ian Inglis at (512) 472-1950.

Simple Battery Charges

Although the specific charges and the punishment may vary by state, simple battery misdemeanor charges may include:

  • Fines not to exceed $4,000
  • Jail time of not more than 1 year
  • Court costs
  • Fines
  • Probation as assigned by the court

The punishment for simple battery may increase if the accused individual has a prior criminal record or a history of battery charges against the same victim. Simple battery charges may be increased to felony assault charges depending specifics of the case.

Contact an Austin Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you or someone you know has been accused of simple battery, you have a right to defend yourself in a court of law. Contact Austin criminal defense lawyer Ian Inglis at (512) 472-1950 to discuss your defense.


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