In Georgia, Battery is different than Simple Battery. Battery is when "A person intentionally causes substantial physical harm or visible harm to another." Visible harm, is bodily harm capable of being perceived by a person other than the victim and may include things such as, black eyes, swollen lips, bruises, etc. On the other hand, Simple Battery is when a person "Intentionally makes physical contact of an insulting or provoking nature with the person of another; or intentionally causes physical harm to another." If you have been charged with Simple Battery, or feel that you have been wrongfully accused of the aforementioned crime, then call Blake Scoggins to help you with your defense. Depending on the situation and how the events took place, we will be able to evaluate your claim and tell you where you stand and what type of defenses you may have.