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.
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