A battery (assault) is the intentional infliction of physical harm or pain on another without consent. A battery can be charged as a felony or as a misdemeanor. Substantial battery is a felony. It involves some kind of injury to the alleged victim, such as stitches, a broken bone, or the loss of consciousness. Misdemeanor battery can involve the same conduct but without a permanent or lasting injury.
There are defenses to these charges. Even when the state has a enough proof for a conviction, an experienced lawyer can get charges dismissed or reduced. Rick Coad is a Madison, WI criminal defense lawyer who is skilled at defending substantial battery, aggravated battery, and misdemeanor battery cases. Contact him for a free consultation.
Attorney Rick Coad is located in Madison, Wisconsin, and defends people charged with misdemeanor or felony battery throughout the state, including: Dane County, Columbia County, Jefferson County, Sauk County, Dodge County, Iowa County, Green County, Rock County, Waukesha County, Fond du Lac County, Richland County, Juneau County and many others.