What is battery on law enforcement officer, firefighter, emergency medical care provider, public transit employees or agent, or other specified officers in Florida?

Battery on a law enforcement officer

Punishment / Penalties

The crime of Battery on Law Enforcement Officer, Firefighter, Emergency Medical Care Provider, Public Transit Employees or Agent, or other specified officers is a Third Degree Felony that is punishable by up to 5 years in prison and a $5,000 fine.

This offense occurs when a:

  1. Person actually and intentionally touched victim against their will, or intentionally caused bodily harm to victim.
  2. The victim was a law enforcement officer, firefighter, an emergency medical care provider, public transit employees or agent, or other specified officers; and
  3. Person knew the victim was one of the people above; and
  4. At time of battery, the victim was engaged in the lawful performance of job duties.

Some of the defenses to Battery of Law Enforcement Officer, Firefighter, Emergency Medical Care Provider, Public Transit Employees or Agent, or other specified officers are:

  • There was no specific intent to cause the level of injury that incurred.
  • Lack of knowledge that victim was law enforcement, firefighter, emergency medical care provider, public transit employees or agent, or other specified officers.

References:

Mordica v. State: On specific intent.

Contact Criminal Defense Attorney Glenn M. Swiatek for a Free Initial Consultation

If you have been arrested or believe you will soon be arrested for the offense of battery on law enforcement officer, firefighter, emergency medical care provider, public transit employees or agent, or other specified officers in Destin, Shalimar, Crestview, Ft. Walton Beach or other areas of Northwest Florida please call us today at (850) 609‑0940 or contact us online.

Initial Office Consults are free, and I will make myself available to suit your schedule. Get the peace of mind that an attorney with over twenty-three years of criminal law experience can bring.

Share