John L. Michels is a criminal defense lawyer in Riverside County who has been helping people who have been accused of misdemeanor battery and other crimes for over twenty five years.
Call: (951) 309-7500 Criminal Defense Help 24/7 in Riverside County
Call Misdemeanor Criminal Defense Attorney in Riverside, John L. Michels at (951) 309-7500 to schedule a free consultation if you have been charged with misdemeanor battery. We offer our services around the clock, and we’re happy to help people in any part of Riverside County.
John L. Michels, a lawyer who specializes in misdemeanor battery cases, has a wealth of experience defending clients who are facing charges of this nature. We will do everything in our power to defend your rights and keep your freedom intact!
Along with over two decades of experience as a criminal defense attorney, his work as a former prosecutor and as a former Judge Pro Tem of the Riverside Superior Court, along with his other experiences, make him uniquely qualified to understand how the courts work in a case involving accusations of assault and battery in Riverside County California.
We are available around the clock, every day of the week, and we do not charge for our consultation services. Because of this, we are able to examine the merits of your case swiftly and offer you the direction you require during times of uncertainty. John L. Michels will be the defender you need, and he will lead you through the complex legal processes that are surrounding your case.
Specializing in misdemeanor battery cases in Riverside County, California
A person who is accused of battery may be charged with either misdemeanor or felony charges depending on the circumstances of the case. The prosecution will decide this based on a number of things, such as whether or not there was any provocation, whether or not the fight caused any physical harm, and whether or not the fight caused any other damages.
At the Law Offices of John Michels, we help people with a wide range of assault and battery cases, including (but not limited to) the following:
- Aggravated Assault
- Aggravated Battery
- Domestic Violence
- Simple Assault
- Simple Battery
- Use of a Deadly Weapon
- Use of a Firearm
- Use of Illegal Weapons
Assault and Battery : The Law in California
There are a number of different laws in California that can be used to punish different kinds of assault and battery. The term “simple battery” is mentioned in section 242 of the California Penal Code. This means putting someone else’s body in danger on purpose and without their permission. It can be as simple as touching the alleged victim in a rude way that doesn’t hurt or cause pain, or it can be more complicated, like when the alleged victim is severely beaten. This type of behavior falls under this category.
In addition, the Penal Code 243(d) PC is applicable in situations in which a charge of battery has resulted in a serious injury that may need to be treated in a medical facility. Even though it is related to Penal Code 242 in some way, it is considered to be a separate crime. Under the legislation of the state of California, assault is considered to be a different and distinct offense from battery. People often use these terms as if they mean the same thing, but they actually mean different things and have different effects on the legal system. Even if no actual physical harm is done, merely making an attempt to use force or violence in California is enough to be charged with assault under the state’s expansive legislation on the subject. However, when it comes to the laws that govern battery in the state of California, this refers to the real use of force or violence, and it is considered to be a separate offense from simple battery.
What is the punishment for misdemeanor battery?
The potential punishments that could be leveled against you if you are accused of and prosecuted for violating section 240 of the Penal Code PC The typical penalties consist of a county jail sentence of up to six months and a fine of up to two thousand dollars. These can be used singly or in combination with one another.
Depending on the person who has said you hurt them, there are a number of things that could happen. If you have committed battery against an EMT, a police officer, a firefighter, or any other type of public servant, then you may be looking at a felony crime instead, as you can be charged with battery on an officer of the peace. Other types of public servants who may fall under this category include teachers, nurses, and members of the armed forces. Since this crime can be prosecuted as either a misdemeanor or a felony, you will need a well-thought-out defense strategy. The outcome will depend entirely on the facts of the case and the skill of your criminal defense attorney.
Hiring a lawyer who specializes in assault and battery cases can be the deciding factor in whether or not the defendant is found guilty. In order to provide you with the best possible defense, Mr. Michels and his team of skilled experts will begin to work as soon as possible to collect as much evidence as possible.
A list of courthouses we serve is as follows: