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PC 242 Battery | Fresno Criminal Defense Attorney

Fresno Criminal Defense Attorney Jonathan Rooker can help if you have been charged with a violation of PC 242?  

Penal Code Section 242. -- Definition

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

1. Defendant used force or violence upon the person of another.

2. The force was willful and unlawful. [PC 242]

A battery is punishable by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding six months. (PC 243(a)]

NOTE: It is a seldom known legal fact that Battery is considered a "violent misdemeanor" which, if convicted of this offense the State of California will prohibit ownership, possession, use, etc . . . of FIREARMS for a period of 10 years from the offense.  If the factual victim of the offense has a domestic relationship to the defendant, the prohibition is lifetime under the Laughtenberg Amendment, clarified in US v. Hayes(2006).  If you value your second amendment rights, hire an experience Fresno Criminal Defense Attorney to help defend you against these accusation, and defend your Constitutionally guaranteed right to bear arms.  Jonathan Rooker is a lifetime member of the NRA, avid hiker, fisherman, and target shooter.  He understands how much a person's right to bear arms matters, even for personal safety for ones self and their family.

Misdemeanor Battery charges happen on a regular basis, even slight touching's such as a push, bump, or throwing a T-Shirt at a person could result in an assault and battery charge being prosecuted by the District Attorneys office.

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