Representing You Against Aggravated Battery Charges
An aggravated battery is a battery that is enhanced due to the facts of the case. The charge will be enhanced if a deadly weapon or a firearm was used during the battery.
These charges can have considerable consequences for you if you are convicted, which is why you need representation from the Finkelstein Firm, P.A.. My name is Jenna Finkelstein, and I help clients throughout the Clearwater area overcome their criminal charges or find the outcome they deserve.
Understanding Your Charges
Under Florida Statute 784.045, aggravated battery can be defined as “intentionally or knowingly causing bodily harm, permanent disability, or permanent disfigurement; or using a deadly weapon.”
In Florida, a weapon is considered a “deadly weapon” if it is “used or threatened to be used in a way likely to produce death or great bodily harm.”
Elements of aggravated battery include:
- The accused defendant intentionally or knowingly caused great bodily harm, permanent disability or permanent disfigurement.
- The accused defendant uses a deadly weapon.
- The accused defendant knew the victim was pregnant at the time of the battery.
Aggravated Battery is a second-degree felony in the state of Florida.
What Your Charges Can Cost You
With any enhancement of a crime, increased penalties follow. Some of the penalties for an aggravated assault charge are as follows:
- Up to 15 years in prison
- A fine of up to $10,000
- Forfeiture of any weapon or firearm
- Other conditions that the court deems necessary based on the specific facts of the case
I am highly experienced in representing clients charged with aggravated battery; therefore, I am knowledgeable in defense strategies to fight a charge of this nature.
Possible Defenses Against Your Charges
Examples of possible defenses against aggravated assault include:
- The actions were not intentional.
- It was self-defense.
- They are false allegations.
I understand that facing a criminal charge can be frightening and overwhelming. Because of the potential consequences associated with the crime of aggravated battery, it is imperative that you speak with an experienced defense attorney right away. I have years of experience defending citizens charged with aggravated battery. I have the knowledge and skill to fight for the best result in your case. I am a lawyer who is accessible and dependable when you need me the most.
I Am Here For You
Contact me at 727-202-4418 or email my firm here to schedule a free analysis of your case at my local office, located in Clearwater. I handle cases in Pinellas County and the surrounding areas, including Hillsborough, Manatee, Sarasota, Pasco and Polk counties. It is crucial to learn your legal options if you have been accused of aggravated battery. Let me start working for you today.