What is Simple Battery?
Under Florida Statutes §784.03, 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.
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 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.
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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.
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