What is aggravated battery in Florida?

The crime of Aggravated Battery is a Second Degree Felony in Florida which is punishable by up to 15 years in prison and a maximum fine of $10,000.

The offense of aggravated battery occurs when a person:

1. Intentionally causes great bodily harm or permanent disability to another person; or

2. Uses a deadly weapon.

Defenses to aggravated battery in FL:

  • There was no specific intent to cause the level of injury that incurred.
  • The Aggravated Battery was an act of self-defense.

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T.S. v. State. On specific intent.

Giles v. State. On Self-Defense .

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