Brown & Rice, PA
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Orlando, FL 32806
In Florida, aggravated battery is a second degree felony punishable by up to fifteen years in prison and/or probation and a fine of up to $10,000.00. Aggravated battery is defined as a simple battery (any touching of another without consent or intentionally injuring another) that results in intentional great bodily harm, permanent disfigurement, or permanent disability to the other, or in which a deadly weapon was used.
All aggravated battery charges in Florida "score" minimum prison time under the Florida Criminal Punishment Code. For a first time offender, the minimum prison sentence is almost two years. The court may make exceptions in specific circumstances called "downward departures". Our Orlando criminal lawyers evaluate each case to determine if it may qualify for this judicial leniency.
Another type of aggravated battery in Florida is a simple battery where the alleged victim was pregnant and the alleged batterer knew or should have known that the alleged victim was pregnant. Aggravated battery on a pregnant person does not require the use of a deadly weapon or the infliction of great bodily harm.
If you are charged with aggravated battery, contact our experienced criminal lawyers in Orlando to discuss your defense at a free and confidential consultation. (407) 956-2172.
Certain aggravated battery charges are subject to higher penalties or minimum mandatory prison sentences such as aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer and aggravated battery with a firearm.
Because of the serious consequences of an aggravated battery conviction, it's important to have an experienced criminal lawyer on your side. Contact our Orlando criminal defense attorneys to discuss your case and your defenses. With a comprehensive defense plan, you may be able to avoid the harshest aggravated assault penalties or have the charges dismissed.
If you, or a loved one, are looking at aggravated battery charges in central Florida, contact one of our Orlando criminal lawyers at (407) 956-2172 to discuss your options.
Brown & Rice, P.A., serves clients in the Orlando, Florida, area, including the cities of Kissimmee, Winter Park, Winter Garden, Winter Springs, Longwood, Sanford, Deltona, Davenport, Lake Buena Vista, Deland, Daytona Beach, Mt. Dora, Ocala, Belleview, St. Cloud, Poinciana, Lake Mary, Apopka, Clermont, Maitland, Windermere, Heathrow, Lake Nona and Oviedo, as well as Orange County, Seminole County, Volusia County, Marion County, Lake County, and Osceola County.