Athens Aggravated Battery Lawyer
Fight to Reduce or Dismiss Your Charges
There are a number of factors that can increase a simple battery charge to aggravated; thus making it a felony offense. A felony battery conviction carries a number of significant penalties, including time in prison and the loss of certain rights. You don't have to fight these charges alone. At the Law Offices of J. Lee Webb, our Athens criminal defense attorney relentlessly investigates the circumstances of criminal charges for any details that may benefit the client.
Have an advocate for your side during court proceedings. Call (706) 705-5122 today.
Aggravated Battery Laws
Aggravated battery is different than simple battery in that the perpetrator causes serious injury to the victim, such as the loss of a limb or disfigurement. Causing a broken bone or injuries that require extensive medical care can also be categorized as aggravated battery.
The penalties for aggravated battery can include:
- Between 1 and 20 years in prison
- Up to 20 years of probation
- Fines up to $100,000
- Financial restitution for the victims
There are some circumstances that can increase the minimum prison sentence. For example, committing battery on public transportation, or harming certain victims (such as individuals over the age of 65, on-duty law enforcement agents or family members) can result in a minimum of 3 to 10 years imprisonment.
You Need an Athens Criminal Defense Lawyer on Your Side
As a felony offense, an aggravated battery charge has the potential to drastically impact your life. However, fighting your case may be possible. Depending on the circumstances of your incident, your lawyer may find you were acting in self defense, or that the victim was mistaken about your identity.
For aggressive and proactive defense for an aggravated battery charge, call (706) 705-5122. First consultations are free.