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Savannah Battery Defense Lawyer

Charged with battery? Don't wait to secure an aggressive defense.

Battery charges are filed when it is alleged that another person suffered substantial physical harm in an attack. The injuries that could lead to a battery charge include facial injuries such as swollen lips, black eyes, or bruising to the body. A first offense could be filed as a misdemeanor, but this decision will be made by the prosecutor based upon the level of the injuries suffered by the victim, as well as the criminal record of the accused.

A second conviction for battery against the same victim will carry a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 days, and as long as 1 year in jail, and fines up to $1,000. A third battery charge against the same person will be filed as a felony. Some battery charges are family-related domestic violence cases. There are two sides to every story, and we want to hear from you about what actually occurred. We are on your side and ready to fight for you.

Get in touch with us today if you are facing charges of battery.

Battery Against Teachers, Long-Term Care Workers & Sports Officials

If it is alleged that a teacher or other employee in an educational facility was injured, you can face fines as high as $10,000 and up to 5 years in state prison. If the battery is alleged to have been committed against a resident of long-term care facility, the crime will carry punishments including up to $2,000 in fines and 5 years in prison, or both. A battery offense involving an elderly person over 65 is a serious matter in the State of Georgia. If it is alleged that the battery was committed against a person officiating at any amateur sports event, there will be heavier penalties. These charges are filed as "aggravated battery."

We Can Put More Than a Decade of Experience to Work for You

At The Schneider Law Firm, you can expect the highest level of professionalism and skill. You may not be guilty, or you may have been acting in self-defense. No matter what happened, you need to hire an attorney. Our lead attorney formerly served as a prosecutor where he gained a high degree of understanding in case development and trial presentation. After working for a well-known criminal defense firm, he established The Schneider Law Firm, to use his talents to protect the rights of the criminally accused. We should speak with you immediately if you are facing criminal charges for battery in Savannah, GA.

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