Aggravated Battery is a second degree felony in the State of Florida. It is defined as unwanted contact with or intentional injury of another people either with a deadly weapon or causing great bodily harm. Additionally, any battery where the alleged victim is pregnant and the accused batterer knew or should have known about the pregnancy is classified as aggravated battery regardless or any injury or the use of a weapon.
As a second degree felony, aggravated battery is punishable by incarceration in prison for up to fifteen years or a combination of prison and probation for up to fifteen years. Additionally, a fine of up to $10,000.00 may be ordered. Because of the "points" assigned to aggravated battery in the Florida Punishment Code, every aggravated battery charge "scores" mandatory prison time of about 1.75 years. Unless the court grants a downward departure, everyone convicted of aggravated battery is sentenced to prison.
Our Orlando criminal lawyers will help you fight aggravated battery charges and these harsh sentences.
Contact our Orlando aggravated battery defense attorneys at (407) 956-2172 to discuss your charges and defenses at a confidential in-office consultation.
Certain types of aggravated battery may be classified as first degree felonies and/or subject to higher minimum prison sentences defending on whether a firearm was involved or the alleged victim was in a protected group such as law enforcement officers.
The attorneys of Brown & Rice are experienced criminal lawyers and former prosecutors. We will put our knowledge and skill to work to defend you against aggravated battery charges. Call us to discuss your charges at a fee and consultation.
Give us a call at (407) 956-2172 to discuss your aggravated battery charges and defense.