Aggravated Battery

Aggravated Battery Attorney Miami, FL

What is Aggravated Battery in Florida?

In Florida, aggravated battery is the commission of battery against another with an aggravating (or worsening) factor. A person can commit this offense in the following three ways:

  • Willfully and intentionally causing extensive bodily harm, permanent disfigurement, or permanent disability while using force/violence against someone
  • Committing battery with the use of a deadly weapon
  • Using force/violence against someone who is pregnant

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Aggravated Battery Florida Statute

In our state, aggravated battery is considered a second-degree felony according to Florida Statute section 784.045, and is assigned a Level 7 offense severity ranking, in accordance with the Criminal Punishment Code.

What is Felony Battery?

Under Florida Statute section 784.041, felony battery (known as domestic battery by strangulation) is committed when an individual intentionally strikes another person and "causes great bodily harm..." However, this offense does not include the conscious intent to cause great bodily harm. "A person who commits felony battery or domestic battery by strangulation commits a felony of the third degree."

Aggravated Battery Florida Sentence

A conviction brings a minimum prison sentence of 21 months, and can also carry the following penalties in any combination:

  • Prison sentence of up to 15 years
  • Fines of up to $10,000
  • Probation for up to 15 years

It is important that you contact a Miami aggravated battery attorney immediately if you have been charged with aggravated battery, as you will need strong and experienced defense against your accusations in a court of law.

Defenses for Aggravated Battery in Miami-Dade County, FL

Hager & Schwartz, P.A. is an experienced criminal defense law firm that has tried a large number of cases, including those in which the defendant is facing aggravated battery charges. Our Miami aggravated battery lawyers are well versed in the possible defenses used in such cases, such as:

  • Self-defense - This is a strong defense against battery, provided that the defendant used non-deadly force in defending themselves against another's unlawful attack.
  • Consent - A primary component of battery is that the physical contact be un-consensual. If the contact is consensual (such as in a sporting event), then a person may be able to avoid conviction.

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Our firm is immediately available to provide you with help in your aggravated battery case in Miami, and we may be able to secure an outcome in which your charges are reduced or dismissed completely.

If you are facing charges, contact a Miami aggravated battery lawyer at (305) 330-1360 who can employ a strong legal defense in your case.

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