What You Need to Know About Criminal Battery in New Mexico

Criminal Battery
At the Law Office of W. Shane Jennings, we take criminal battery cases very seriously and encourage our clients to do the same. During your initial consultation, we will explain the nuances of criminal battery law, including these details:
  • Criminal battery is a form of personal injury and is classified as a misdemeanor
  • Battery refers to any intentional and unlawful application of force (that is done in an aggressive manner)
  • Conviction of criminal battery can result in jail time
  • Conviction of a criminal battery case can result in hefty consequences
Our criminal battery lawyer knows the ins and outs of the legal system. He can ensure that your needs are met throughout the process.

Build a Quality Defense

You may have caused injury to a household member, but that does not mean you are guilty of criminal battery. Count on our team to take every detail into consideration and present you with your options. In many cases, we can build a defense based on one or more of these points:
  • You responded appropriately to a threat or acted in self-defense
  • The victim consented to physical contact knowing it could result in harm
  • You acted in defense of another person
If convicted, you could face penalties of jail time, fines, or both – especially if you have a criminal history. Ultimately, you could become financially responsible for the accuser’s medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Before you start to imagine the worst-case scenario, give our office a call. We will calmly evaluate your case and create a plan of action. In our hands, you can expect to achieve the best possible outcome for your case.

Schedule an Appointment

If you would like to speak with our criminal battery lawyer in New Mexico, make an appointment and get started today by calling 575-308-0308.