Recently, a suspect was arrested on suspicion of felony battery after a road rage incident that occurred in Valencia. According to reports, two people were involved in a road rage incident during which the suspect punched the victim in the face and then took off.
A few days later, police found the suspect driving near the 210 freeway. He was stopped and then arrested on felony battery charges stemming from the road rage incident. He was taken to the SCV Sheriff’s Station for booking and processing and was released on bond a short while later.
What Is Felony Battery?
Battery is covered under California Penal Code 242 PC and is described as the willful and unlawful use of force or violence upon the person of another. The victim does not have to suffer any injury or feel any pain in order for someone to be charged with battery. Rather, the important part is that the suspect touches another person in a way that is offensive.
For example, pushing someone out of your way can be considered battery regardless of whether or not the individual was hurt. Throwing something at someone can also be considered battery.
What Are the Penalties for Battery?
Generally, battery is considered a misdemeanor in California punishable by up to 6 months in county jail and/or a fine of up to $2,000. However, since the suspect was charged with felony battery, it’s likely that they were charged under California Penal Code 242(d) PC – aggravated battery – which can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony.
In misdemeanor cases of aggravated battery, the penalties are similar to the ones above. But, if convicted of the more serious felony charge, the potential penalties include up to 4 years in state prison.
Can You Get SCV Bail Bonds for Battery Charges?
If you know someone facing battery charges and you want to get them out of jail, we can help. SCV Bail Bonds for battery charges can be obtained by calling us any time of day or night and getting the bail bond process started. We’re always here when you need us.
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