If the battery is going to be filed as a felony, it's likely to be a third degree felony thus placing your total exposure to five years prison. However, this is unlikely if it's your first offense. If you case has not yet been filed, then your attorney can negotiate with the state to try and avoid a felony filing, and perhaps file misdemeanor battery charges instead. Local prosecutors here will often times negotiate these matters. www.lockettlaw.netAsk a similar question
I agree with Mr. Lockett. it is important for you to be represented as soon as possible to avoid the worst consequences as soon as possible. Usually, once a filing decision is made it is very difficult to un-do.
If you are charged with misdemeanor or domestic battery, and you are either found guilty or plea the case out, you would likely be looking at court costs, fees, a class and term of probation as a first offender.
However, early representation can make a huge difference to how your case is filed and how it is disposed, so speak to a criminal defense attorney. My office offers free consultations. Good luck.Ask a similar question
I provide a detailed discussion of the types of battery charges on my website. Please visit there for more information.Ask a similar question