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If you have been charged with Battery in Orange County for use of force or violence on another person, you should contact Battery Lawyer Orange County to get in touch with a law firm that works with a team of professionals on the matter and that knows how to handle those particular kinds of Battery charges. In Orange County, Battery is divided into two degrees, Simple Battery and Aggravated Battery. Battery is usually committed when someone uses force or violence on another person. However, Battery can be charged more seriously when someone is seriously injured as a result of a battery.
Battery Lawyer Orange CountyFirst, let Battery Lawyers in Orange County give you the relevant law. The relevant portion of the law that is applicable to Battery in Orange County is summarized below. However, the full text of the Battery laws in Orange County can be found in California Penal Code Sections 242 and 243. To prove that the defendant is guilty of Simple Battery, the Prosecutor must prove that:
- The defendant willfully and unlawfully touched another person in a harmful or offensive manner.
- The slightest touching can be enough to commit a battery if it is done in a rude or angry way. Making contact with another person, including through his or her clothing, is enough. The touching does not have to cause pain or injury of any kind.
- The defendant willfully and unlawfully touched another person in a harmful or offensive manner and the other person suffered serious bodily injury as a result of the force used.
- A serious bodily injury means a serious impairment of physical condition. Such an injury may include, but is not limited to: loss of consciousness/ concussion/ bone fracture/ protracted loss or impairment of function of any bodily member or organ/ a wound requiring extensive suturing/ and serious disfigurement).