§ 784.045 Aggravated Battery.

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

Some of the defenses to Aggravated Battery are:

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

There are other possible defenses which I can explore with you during our Free Initial Consultation.

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If you have been arrested or believe you will soon be arrested for the offense of Aggravated Battery in Northwest Florida please contact our office immediately. Call us at (850) 609‑0940 or send this form

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

    Giles v. State. On Self-Defense .