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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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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