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Aggravated Battery

Polk County Aggravated Battery Attorney

Aggravated battery is an offense listed in Florida Statute 784.045(1)(a.) According to this section of the Florida Statutes, aggravated battery occurs when a person commits battery on another person and intentionally causes great bodily harm, permanent disability, or permanent disfigurement by using a deadly weapon in the commission of battery. Also, if the person attacked is pregnant, then aggravated battery charges apply regardless of whether or not a weapon was used.

Aggravated Battery Is a Felony

If you are charged with aggravated battery, you are at risk of being convicted of a second-degree felony. This is a Level 7 offense that comes with an automatic minimum prison sentence of 21 months. In addition to the automatic mandatory minimum, people convicted of aggravated battery can expect to be sentenced to probation and have to pay fines.

Penalties for aggravated battery include:

  • Up to 15 years in prison
  • Up to 15 years of probation
  • Up to $10,000 in fines

Aggressive Defense from a Caring Legal Team

At Colón & McNelis, PA, we strive to defend people accused of aggravated battery. We will explore every option to determine the best approach for resolving your case. Don't hesitate to contact the firm right away if you want more information.

We may be able to argue that you were acting out of self-defense at the time that you were accused of battery. For example, if a robber broke into your home with a firearm, and you attacked that robber with a baseball bat, then you may be able to argue that you did so to protect yourself and your family from harm.

Other Defenses Against Charges of Battery

You may be able to argue that you harmed the victim out of mutual consent. In some cases, this defense is used when the crime takes place around a sporting event or a mutual combat situation. For example, if two men agreed to box, and one then accused the other of battery, the defendant can argue that the victim fully consented to the activity prior to being hurt.

We also may be able to argue that you committed the crime unintentionally. For example, if you were holding a gun and accidentally fired, hitting someone in the leg, then you could potentially argue that the crime was completely unintentional. It is important to thoroughly investigate the crime so that we can come up with a workable defense in your case.

Call a Polk County criminal defense lawyer at the firm today for more information!

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Colón & McNelis, PA
Colón & McNelis, PA
Criminal Defense Attorney in Polk County
Located at: 325 East Davidson Street,
Bartow, FL 33830
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Phone: 863.734.8341

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