Aggravated Battery Defense
Criminal Battery Defense
Polk County Florida Criminal Defense Firm providing Criminal Battery Defense Attorney – Lawyer Legal Services in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Polk County, and the surrounding Central Florida area.
What is Criminal Battery?
According to Florida Criminal Statute §784.03, the offense of battery occurs when a person actually and intentionally touches or strikes another person against the will of the other; or intentionally causes bodily harm to another person.
Maximum Criminal Battery Conviction Penalty
Whoever commits battery shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree which has a maximum penalty of 1 year in jail and a $1000 fine. A person who has one prior conviction for battery, aggravated battery, or felony battery and who commits any second or subsequent battery commits a felony of the third degree which has a maximum penalty of 5 years in jail an a maximum $5000 fine.
Burden of Proof for a Criminal Battery Conviction
In order for the prosecution to obtain a conviction for battery, intent must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt. Since intent is often very subjective, an experienced criminal defense attorney may get the battery charges reduced or may even be able to get the charges dropped or dismissed.
For more information regarding the burden of proof relating to criminal battery charges and potential defense strategies that may be available to you, contact our office by calling 863.937.9100. If a dismissal of your battery charge is not possible, we will ensure you are fully aware of your legal options going forward such negotiating for a plea deal, or in the case of a trial ensure you are fully aware of every aspect regarding defense strategies that may best serve in the defense of the charges against you.
Each battery defense attorney, lawyer, and staff member in our law firm are ready to assist you in even the most difficult of legal challenges you may be facing. We will aggressively represent your legal needs, interests, and goals regarding your criminal battery issues, as well as other misdemeanor and felony criminal defense related legal issues.
If you must address battery defense issues in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Polk County, or the surrounding Central Florida area, speak to an experienced battery defense attorney – lawyer at Carroll Law Group, P.L. today by calling 863.937.9100.