Aggravated Battery in Florida
In Florida, pursuant to Florida Statute 784.045(1)(a), Aggravated Battery occurs when a person:
- Intentionally or knowingly causes great bodily harm, permanent disability, or permanent disfigurement to another person, or
- Uses a deadly weapon during the battery, or
- Commits a battery on person who he knew or should have known was pregnant.
Penalties for Aggravated Battery
Aggravated Battery is a second degree felony punishable by up to:
- 15 years in prison
- 15 years of probation
- $10,000 fine.
Aggravated Battery is a Level 7 offense under Florida’s Criminal Punishment Code requiring the defendant to serve a minimum of 21 months in prison if convicted.
Defenses to Aggravated Battery
- Defense of Others
- Consent/Mutual Combat
- Lack of Intent
- Insufficient injuries
If you have been arrested or charged with Aggravated Battery in Palm Beach County, Broward County, Dade County or Martin County contact a
Palm Beach criminal defense attorney from Bottari & Doyle at (561)-588-2781 for a free consultation.