Battery or Aggravated Battery
Tampa Battery Attorney
If you have been arrested for battery or aggravated battery, including domestic battery or domestic aggravated battery, contact an experienced Tampa criminal defense attorney to discuss your charges and the best way to aggressively defend yourself against this serious criminal offense. Our attorneys represent individuals charged with serious battery offenses throughout the greater Tampa Bay area.
Under Florida Statute § 784.03, the offense of Battery requires that the prosecutor prove the following elements beyond a reasonable doubt:
- The Defendant intentionally struck or touched the alleged victim against the will of the alleged victim; and
- The Defendant intentionally caused bodily harm to the alleged victim.
Under Florida Statutes Section 784.045 and 784.041, the offense of Aggravated Battery or Felony Battery requires that the prosecutor prove all of the elements of battery, plus that in committing the battery, the defendant either:
- Knowingly and intentionally caused permanent disfigurement, permanent disability or great bodily harm to the alleged victim; or
- Used a deadly weapon, which is a weapon that was used or threatened to be used in a manner likely to cause great bodily harm or death.
Under Florida Statutes § 784.045, the crime of Aggravated Battery on a Pregnant Victim requires proof of a battery plus proof beyond a reasonable doubt that:
- The victim was pregnant at the time of the battery; and
- The defendant knew or should have known that the victim was pregnant at the time the battery was committed.
If you have been arrested for battery or aggravated battery, contact an experienced Tampa Battery Attorney to discuss your case. We defend clients charged with battery or aggravated battery (including Domestic Battery and Aggravated Domestic Battery) in the Tampa Bay Area, including Clearwater or St. Petersburg in Pinellas County, Bartow in Polk County, Dade City or New Port Richey in Pasco County, Brooksville in Hernando County, Bushnell in Sumter County, Plant City or Tampa in Hillsborough County, Bradenton in Manatee County and Sarsota or Venice in Sarasota County.
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