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Panama City Battery Defense Attorney

Florida Battery Charges

Battery consists of touching or striking a person against that person's will or of intentionally causing harm to another person. Aggravated Battery in Florida occurs when the perpetrator intentionally causes the victim to suffer great bodily harm, permanent disability or permanent disfigurement.

Any type of violent crime charge threatens your future, as you could not only be subjected to harsh penalties but could also end up with a criminal record that would prevent you from owning a firearm.

Do not take any chances with the outcome of your case. Call or visit Shepard Law today for experienced, hard-hitting legal representation from our Panama City battery defense lawyers.

What is Simple Battery?

Under Florida Statutes ยง784.03, Simple Battery is classified as:

  • Actual and intentional striking of another person against their will.
  • intentionally causing bodily harm to another person against their will.

Simple Battery in Florida is a misdemeanor of the first degree and is punishable by up to a $1,000 fine and up to one year in jail.

Felony Battery

Battery can be increased from a misdemeanor to a felony if the accused has previously been convicted of any Battery offense. Felony Battery is a third-degree felony with a maximum punishment of five years prison and a $5,000 fine.

Aggravated Battery

Aggravated battery is also charged in cases where the perpetrator uses a deadly weapon or knows that the victim is pregnant. Aggravated Battery is a second-degree felony, punishable by up to fifteen years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Let Our Battery Defense Lawyers Defend Your Rights

As early as possible after an arrest for battery, contact Shepard Law. Mr. Shepard, a former prosecutor, maintains a successful track record of handling more than 6,000 cases and has the support of a dedicated and experienced attorney and paralegal staff that work to help you navigate the criminal justice system.

Our battery defense attorneys strive to maintain good relationships with local law enforcement officers and prosecutors which may be beneficial, attaining a favorable result in your case.

Whether the goal in your case is to negotiate a plea bargain or to clear your name of the charges at trial, our legal team is ready to begin working on your defense today-contact Shepard Law now for a free case evaluation! 

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