Have You Been Charged With Battery?
Criminal “battery” is when the accused actually and intentionally touches or strikes another person against the will of the other, or intentionally causes bodily harm to another person.
If it is the first offense the battery charge will typically be a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable by up to a $1,000 fine, twelve (12) months jail and/or probation.
A person who has one prior conviction for battery, aggravated battery, or felony battery, and commits any second or subsequent battery commits a felony of the third degree, punishable by up to a $5,000 fine, five (5) years prison and/or probation.
A person commits aggravated battery if in the course of committing battery, he or she intentionally or knowingly causes great bodily harm, permanent disability, or permanent disfigurement; if he or she uses a deadly weapon in the commission of the battery crime; or if the person who was the victim of the battery was pregnant at the time of the offense and the offender knew or should have known that the victim was pregnant. Aggravated battery is a felony of the second degree, punishable by up to a $10,000 fine, fifteen (15) years prison and/or probation.
The Figueroa Law Firm, P.A., represents the legal rights and goals of those involved in assault and battery defense or other criminal defense issues in Orlando, Florida, and the Surrounding Central Florida area. For a confidential legal consultation, please call 407-999-8982.
Because Battery charges are crimes against the public and their safety, battery charges are prosecuted in a more aggressive manner than other misdemeanor crime charges such as prostitution, solicitation, or disorderly conduct.
Criminal Battery charges may be associated with other types of criminal offenses, depending upon the evidence collected against you, such as:
Violation of an Injunction (Restraining Order)
Assault or battery of an individual 65 years or older, health care personnel, detention staff, law enforcement, code inspectors, or other public or government officials
Battery of a minor
Lewd and lascivious acts
Burglary, Theft or Robbery
Other misdemeanor or felony crimes which may relate to the incident for which you were arrested for
A battery conviction can only be accomplished if the prosecution can prove the act of battery was intentional, or inflicting physical harm on another was foreseeable by the accused.
When facing assault, battery, or other misdemeanor, or felony charges, hiring experienced battery charge defense attorneys may provide you the best opportunity to achieve your desired outcome, or a fair and reasonable resolution.
If you require professional legal services regarding assault and battery defense or other criminal defense issues, be proactive in protecting your legal rights by seeking the legal advice of an experienced Orlando battery defense attorney. Contact The Figueroa Law Firm, P.A., by calling 407-999-8982 or use our online case submission form to schedule a confidential legal consultation.