Many individuals are unaware that "assault and battery" are two separate crimes. They are often committed together – hence the common term – but each is its own crime with its own penalties. Regarding the crime of battery, it is defined in K.S.A. § 21-5413 as "knowingly or recklessly causing bodily harm to another person, or knowingly causing physical contact… in a rude, insulting or angry manner." Battery charges may vary depending on the crime, that's why it's important to work with an experienced Kansas battery lawyer.
As a class B misdemeanor crime, battery is punishable by:
- Up to one year in jail
- Maximum fine of $1,000
- Punitive fines paid to the victim
What is Aggravated Battery?
Aggravated battery occurs when a deadly weapon is used to cause bodily harm or when severe bodily harm such as disfigurement or death can be inflicted. Aggravated battery is charged as felony and come with severe penalties such as lengthy prison sentences and large fines. Furthermore, your battery case could be charged as a domestic violence case, which may result in loss of child custody rights. If you have an aggravated battery charge, an aggravated battery attorney at Martin & Wallentine, LLC can help.
Have questions or concerns about your battery case? Schedule a case evaluation with a Kansas assault and battery lawyer at Martin & Wallentine, LLC today.
Fight Battery Charges with a Johnson County Defense Attorney
If you have been arrested for battery, there are defense strategies that a skilled attorney from our firm could use on your behalf to fight your battery charges. For example, you may have been acting in your own defense when you caused injury to the alleged "victim." In fact, the Kansas Courts recently ruled that it is the State's burden to show that the self-defense was not justified.
Another defense strategy could be that your actions were completely unintentional and not a result of recklessness. Accidents like this happen all the time. Our Kansas assault lawyers can even help you in cases where you did not commit the crime at all and the accusations are false or misleading.
Call (913) 764-9700 Today to Start Building Your Case
At Martin & Wallentine, LLC, our Johnson County criminal defense lawyers are ready today to discuss your case. We have taken numerous criminal defense cases to trial with successful results. Our team is skilled in litigation and argument and could provide an excellent case in your defense, as we have done so for years. For help getting your battery charges dropped, call an assault lawyer at our criminal defense law firm today.
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We have defended many clients in the Johnson County area courts, including, the Johnson County District Court, Johnson County Municipal Court, Overland Park Municipal Court, and the Lenexa Municipal Court.
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