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Understanding Aggravated Battery Charges in Atlanta

Serious Defense for Clients Accused of Violent Crimes in Georgia

Hiring a former prosecutor as your Atlanta criminal defense attorney is a smart move if you have been accused of aggravated battery in Fulton County. Lawyers who have worked on both sides of the criminal justice system tend to better understand the nuances and challenges of defending an individual accused of illegal activity. They know what steps the prosecutor is likely to take, and they know how to proactively defend their clients.

We encourage you to contact the Law Office of Tanya F. Miller, LLC to speak with a high-caliber attorney whose prosecutorial background could benefit you.

Assault vs. Battery

Battery differs from assault in that it is defined as an act of force or violence against another individual. Assault, on the other hand, is using the threat or insinuation of physical harm to force a victim to comply with the aggressor's demands.

These two separate crimes are often charged simultaneously. Some states do not have separate classifications, but in the state of Georgia, an individual can be charged with both assault and battery for the same crime.

How does the state of Georgia define aggravated battery?

Aggravated battery is the purposeful and conscious infliction of serious physical harm upon another person, such as:

  • Severe disfigurement
  • Loss of a limb
  • Loss of the use of a body part

This crime carries severe penalties. A sentence may include between 3 and 20 years in state prison, up to 20 years of probation, and as much as $100,000 in fines. In some cases, the accused offender could be forced to pay mandatory restitution to the victim.

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