Austin Battery Lawyers

Many people assume that “assault” and “battery” are the same crime, but they are actually quite different from each other. Battery can be either a misdemeanor or felony, depending on the degree of injuries and seriousness of the act. Battery is defined as any act of physical violence or force that harms a victim. Different from assault, battery actually causes physical pain, discomfort, or an injury, whereas assault is just the threat of injury or violence.

Battery charges can be devastating to your personal and professional life, and it is important that you are not wrongly convicted of this crime. If you have been wrongly accused of battery, contact Austin battery defense attorney Ian Inglis today at (512) 472-1950 for the experienced legal representation that you need.

Factors Affecting Battery Penalties

The penalties assigned for a battery conviction will depend on a number of factors, including whether the individual is charged with misdemeanor or felony battery. It can also depend on the victim. Penalties may vary if the victim of battery is a(n):

  • Child
  • Elderly individual
  • Public servant, like police officers or firefighters
  • Educator
  • Disabled individual
  • Pregnant woman
  • Group that could qualify the incident as a hate crime

Battery of a spouse or significant other can result in a restraining order and a criminal charge for the defendant. Texas also has the “three strikes law” which automatically sends someone to prison for a set amount of time on his or her third conviction for a given offense, so if you are charged with battery and you have prior convictions on your record, you need experienced legal assistance.

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A battery charge can change your life and can severely restrict your personal freedoms, so contact a criminal defense attorney today. Austin battery defense lawyer Ian Inglis is dedicated to helping individuals facing a variety of criminal charges, and he can put his experience to work for you. Contact us today at (512) 472-1950.

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