Actor Russell Brand was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport after allegedly pushing and hitting several paparazzi. At the time of the altercation, one of the photographers made a citizen's arrest with assistance from the LAX police. Brand was taken into custody and taken to the LAPD Pacific Division station, for a misdemeanor charge of simple battery. He angrily explained to police that the photographers were taking pictures up his fiancéé's skirt. Brand was later released after posting $20,000 bail.
Simple battery is defined as any willful and unlawful use of force or violence upon another person. Simple battery can be charged as either a misdemeanor or felony. The penalties involve fines of up to $2,000 and up to 6 months of jail time.
Often situations like Russell Brand's arise, where emotions run high and people can make mistakes. At the Hedding Law Firm, we have helped many clients just like you, we know the stress you are under, and are here to see you through the process. As knowledgeable criminal defense lawyers, we know that battery charges must always be taken seriously. When we work with our clients, we do everything we can to provide them with the best legal resources, representation, and guidance.