The crime of Battery occurs where a person actually and intentionally touches or strikes another person against their will. Crimes against persons are aggressively pursued by the State and can result in jail or even prison time. A Battery can be charged as either a felony or misdemeanor offense. The degree of the offense charged will depend will depend on the severity of injuries that result, whether a weapon was used, and whether the victim is a member of a special class.
Our Orlando Battery Lawyer has defended hundreds of clients charged with Battery offenses throughout Central Florida. He has also successfully litigated “Stand Your Ground” cases resulting in dismissals. If you have been charged with a Battery offense, it is important to seek the advice of a skilled and experienced Battery Lawyer who will fight to achieve a successful outcome for you. Call 407-473-1233 to schedule your free and confidential case review. Our Orlando Battery Lawyer will take the time to answer your questions and advise you what defenses are available to fight your charges.
Simple Battery: results from the intentional touching or striking of another person that does not result in serious injury and where no weapon is used. This offense is classified as a first-degree misdemeanor punishable by up to 1-year in jail, 1-year of probation, and a fine up to $1000. If you are convicted of Simple Battery and are charged with a second offense, the State can charge the offense as a third-degree felony punishable by up to 5-years in State Prison, 5-years of probation, and up to a $5000 fine.
Felony Battery: also results from the intentional touching or striking of another person, but results in bodily harm. This offense is classified as a third-degree felony punishable by up to 5-years in State Prison, 5-years of probation, and a fine up to $5000.
Aggravated Battery: is a Battery that results in great bodily harm, permanent disability, or permanent disfigurement, or when a deadly weapon is used. This offense is classified as a second-degree felony punishable by up to 15-years in State Prison, 15-years probation, and a fine up to $10,000.
Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer: if a simple Battery is committed upon a law enforcement officer, the battery is reclassified from a first-degree misdemeanor to a third-degree felony. If an aggravated battery is committed upon a law enforcement officer, the aggravated battery will be reclassified from a second-degree felony to a first-degree felony.
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