Battery charges in Flint?
Most people get confused when trying to separate the terms “assault” and “battery”. Assault is usually defined as the threat of bodily harm to a person, whereas battery is defined as the physical impact that assault has to that person. If an individual has made physical contact with the victim in a harmful, violent, painful or otherwise offensive way, the act may be considered battery. A minor touch is still considered if a victim has proven to be harmed. Assault and battery are usually lumped together in the same convictions due to the fact that one who has committed battery most likely had the intention to harm another, thus likely threatening to commit the act prior to the battery. If you have been convicted of a battery offense, do not hesitate to ask a Flint criminal defense attorney about your choices.
Not only can battery be tried as a criminal offense, but it is oftentimes considered as an “international tort”. An international tort is simply an intentional act that is intended to cause harm to another person. A victim of international tort may be able to gain monetary compensation through a civil legal case, separate from the original criminal charges against the offender.
The Three Types of Battery
There are specified degrees of battery: simple battery, domestic violence and sexual battery. Regardless of the damage committed, simple battery refers to any insulting, harmful, or non-consensual contact to a victim. Domestic violence pertains to the battery resulting in a personal relation between a person and the victim (family, spouse, relationship). Any sexual act that is non-consensual is known as sexual battery.
Reach Out to a Battery Defense Lawyer in Flint, MI
Understand that the penalties for assault and battery are serious. Here at Shaun R. Marks, P.C., my firm will do everything in its power to prevent costly fines, a criminal record and serving jail or prison time. My goal is to defend your rights and to protect your future.
Our firm provides legal aid for Genesee County (Flint, Grand Blanc, Fenton, Davison, Flushing and Burton) as well as Oakland County (Clarkston, Waterford, Pontiac, Bloomfield Hills, Rochester Hills, Novi and Troy), Lapeer County, Shiawassee county and Saginaw County.
Have you been charged with a battery crime? Contact a Flint criminal defense attorney today to review your rights.