Battery, Aggravated Battery, Felony Battery, Aggravated Battery with Deadly Weapon or Firearm

Arrests for violence in Jacksonville, St. Augustine, or anywhere in Florida or Georgia require serious legal defense attorneys. Florida Battery cases range in severity from a fight where neither person is really injured to an Aggravated Battery where someone is shot, whereby the suspect is looking at a 25-year minimum mandatory sentence under Florida's 10-20-Life statutes.

Battery, including Domestic Battery, are misdemeanors in Florida, punishable by up to a year in the county jail. A battery that is classified as a felony can range from first- to third-degree felonies, punishable by maximum penalties of 5 to 30 years. Felony Battery is a battery that results in, but was not intended to cause, great bodily harm or permanent disfigurement. Felony battery can also be charged if a person has a prior battery charge of any kind, even if adjudication of guilt was withheld.

Aggravated Battery is a second-degree felony, and it is charged when an actual violent act intentionally causes great bodily harm, permanent disability or disfigurement. Florida's Aggravated Battery law can also be charged when a deadly weapon is used. A deadly weapon or firearm can also reclassify a second-degree felony into a first-degree felony.

Self-defense, justification, or the lack of permanent disfigurement/disability are common defenses to these types of cases. Our criminal litigation defense team has more than 30 years of combined experience in the defense of battery- related offenses.