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What Is a Battery Arrest?

An arrest that is conducted on a person accused of battery is referred to as a battery arrest. A law enforcement officer may conduct the arrest due to a warrant or reasonable suspicion. In order for an act to be considered battery, it must fulfill 3 conditions. First, the person committing the act intended for the act to happen, thus it must be intentional. Second, the act must be unwanted by the person receiving it. And third, the act must be intended to harm or towards the goal of harming the person receiving the act.

A person who has undergone battery arrest is charged with misdemeanor, unless it is the charge of battery is listed in association with other criminal charges, or the extent of battery is serious. An aggravated battery is the most serious degree of battery wherein the person intended to cause serious physical harm or possibly death.

A battery arrest leads to the eventual arraignment of the charged individual and other legal processes. The process may eventually result in a court trial, unless the charged individual decides to accede to the charges. A plea bargain may also be taken by the charged person in order to avoid a court trial. However, if no such courses are taken, a battery arrest may result into a misdemeanor sentencing in a court trial. Criminal defense can argue on behalf of the charged person that the battery may have been accidental or unintentional, thus the incident may not have been battery at all. Otherwise, the defense may argue that the battery had been the result of gesticulation.

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