Have you been accused of Aggravated Battery? If so, such charges can carry serious consequences that can have a significant impact on your life. Convictions for Aggravated Battery in Atlanta can lead to severe penalties including lengthy prison sentences of up to twenty years. These charges require a strategic and aggressive defense to challenge the prosecution’s case and protect your rights. At The Freedom Lawyers, we are dedicated to providing the strong legal representation you need when facing Aggravated Battery charges.
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Understanding Aggravated Battery
In Georgia, a Battery is a criminal offense that involves intentionally causing physical harm to another person without their consent. A Battery can encompass a wide range of actions, including striking, punching, kicking, or any other act that results in physical contact intended to cause harm. A misdemeanor Battery only requires the slightest physical injury, such as a cut, scrape or bruise. In other words, even minimal physical contact can constitute a Battery. However, when the alleged victim’s injuries are severe enough, a defendant can instead be charged with the felony offense of Aggravated Battery.
What Is An Aggravated Battery?
Aggravated Battery is malicious harm to another person. This includes depriving him or her of a member of their body, rendering a member of their body useless, or seriously disfiguring their body. If convicted of Aggravated Battery, a defendant can be ordered to serve anywhere from one to twenty years in prison.
Just like in Aggravated Assault cases, Aggravated Battery is punished more severely if it qualifies as domestic violence. In cases involving past or present spouses, children, parents, or people living in the same household, the punishment can range from three to twenty years. The difference between Aggravated Assault and Aggravated Battery is that while Aggravated Battery requires an actual injury, Aggravated Assault only requires the threat or danger of injury. In cases where an Aggravated Assault occurs and the victim does in fact receive a significant injury, it is common for the defendant to be charged with both crimes. Because judges are able to stack convictions consecutively, a person charged with both Aggravated Assault and Aggravated Battery faces a maximum sentence of forty years.
What Constitutes As A Battery?
Typically, bruises and scratches will not rise to the level of Aggravated Battery since the State has the burden of showing that the victim was deprived of a body part, experienced serious disfigurement, or that a part of their body was “rendered useless.” However, there are seemingly minor injuries, such as a deep cut or a chipped tooth, that may constitute Aggravated Battery. With Aggravated Battery, the lasting impact of the alleged injury or disfigurement is key.
Oftentimes, the extent of the injury or disfigurement is up for debate. There are many instances where an overzealous police officer or prosecutor overcharges someone with Aggravated Battery when a misdemeanor charge is more appropriate. Because of this, it is critical to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney who knows the difference and can demonstrate this to a judge or jury in court. It is important to review medical records, statements made by doctors or EMTs who treated the alleged victim, and statements from the victim themselves in order to determine if the injury rises to the level of an Aggravated Battery.
Attorneys at our firm specialize in defending Aggravated Battery cases. We have both prosecuted and defended multiple clients charged with Aggravated Battery. You want a specialist on your side. You want The Freedom Lawyers.
Aggravated Battery Defense Team
At The Freedom Lawyers, we offer several advantages to our clients facing Aggravated Battery accusations. Here’s how our experienced team can assist you:
Aggressive Defense Strategy
Our attorneys will meticulously examine the details of your case. We review every item of evidence in your case, including photos of injuries, bodycam and audio interviews of alleged victims and witnesses, and medical records. Additionally, we will identify weaknesses in the prosecution’s evidence, and develop a tailored defense strategy. We will explore all possible defenses! Defenses can include self-defense, mistaken identity, or challenging the severity of the alleged injury.
Our office will conduct a thorough investigation. For instance, we will gather evidence, interview witnesses, and examine all factors surrounding the incident. Our goal is to uncover any inconsistencies or gaps in the prosecution’s case. Thus, we can strengthen your defense.
We are well-acquainted with Georgia’s criminal laws and legal processes. Our attorneys will navigate the complex legal system on your behalf. As former prosecutors, we have insight into how the State builds its case. This experience allows us to anticipate their tactics in your Aggravated Battery case.
Customized Legal Representation
We offer personalized services to clients, especially those accused of Aggravated Battery. When you hire our team, you can expect the following:
- Strong Negotiation: If it is in your best interest, we will negotiate with the prosecution to pursue a favorable plea agreement that may result in reduced charges or a lesser sentence. Our skilled negotiators will advocate for your rights and strive for the best possible outcome.
- Compassionate Advocacy: Should your case proceed to trial, our seasoned trial attorneys will vigorously represent you in court. We will present compelling arguments, cross-examine witnesses, challenge the prosecution’s evidence, and present any mitigating factors to help build a strong defense on your behalf.
- Expert Guidance: We understand the stress and uncertainty that comes with facing Aggravated Battery charges. Our compassionate legal team will provide you with the support, guidance, and reassurance you need throughout the legal process. We will keep you informed, address your concerns, and advocate for your rights at every step.
If you are facing Aggravated Battery charges in Georgia, don’t face the legal system alone. Contact The Freedom Lawyers today! Get a consultation and let us fight for your rights and freedom.
Protect Your Freedom
If you or a loved one is facing Aggravated Battery charges in Atlanta, don’t wait to seek legal representation. The initial steps you take can significantly impact the outcome of your case. We will review the details of your case, provide an honest assessment, and outline the best strategies to protect your rights.
Call The Freedom Lawyers Today
When your freedom is on the line, you want the best of those fighting for you. The Freedom Lawyers are the top choice for Aggravated Battery defense in Atlanta! Contact us online or at (678) 890-2135 to schedule a consultation with one of our lawyers. Let us fight for your freedom!