Battery is defined in California Penal Code section 242 as:

“A battery is any willful and unlawful use of force or violence upon the person of another.”

In other words, you hit or use some type of unwanted force against another person. Simple battery is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for up to six months and up to a two thousand dollar fine. (See Penal Code section 243(a).)

Lance Jacot has represented hundreds of individuals charged with batteries and domestic violence batteries. He has been successful in negotiating dismissals, continuance for dismissals, and pleas in abeyance. He also has an outstanding track record in battery and domestic violence battery trials.

If you or someone you know has been charged with a battery or a domestic violence battery contact The Jacot Law Firm at (209) 463-1800.