Protecting Yourself Against Felony Battery Charges
Felony battery charges can have considerable consequences if you are convicted of them. At the Finkelstein Firm, P.A., I can help build a strategy to defend you at my Clearwater office. My name is Jenna Finkelstein. As I represent you, I can also explain the details of your case and what I am doing to defend you.
When A Battery Becomes A Felony
In the state of Florida, an individual can be convicted of a felony battery in one of two ways. The first, as explained under Florida Statute 784.03, is when the defendant commits any second or subsequent battery after already previously being convicted of a battery, felony battery or aggravated battery.
The second, under Florida Statute 784.041, is when the defendant commits a battery by touching or striking another, causing “great bodily harm, permanent disability or permanent disfiguration” to the alleged victim.
The Cost Of A Conviction
Felony battery is a third-degree felony in the state of Florida; with any enhancement of a crime, increased penalties follow. Some of the penalties for a felony battery conviction can be:
- Probationary sentence of up to five years
- Up to five years in prison
- A fine of up to $5,000
- 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 assault; therefore, I am knowledgeable in defense strategies to fight a charge of this nature.
Exploring All Avenues Of Defense
There are many ways that I may be able to defend you against your charges, but not every strategy works for every client. Examples of possible defenses against felony battery may be:
- The actions were not intentional.
- The injuries do not meet the standard of “great bodily harm,” “permanent disability” or “permanent disfiguration.”
- It was self-defense.
- They are false accusations.
- There was a misidentification of the perpetrator.
I understand that facing a criminal charge can be frightening and overwhelming. Because of the potential consequences associated with the crime of felony battery, it is imperative that you speak with an experienced defense attorney right away. I have years of experience defending citizens charged with felony battery. I have the knowledge and skill to fight for the best results in your case. I am a lawyer who is accessible and dependable when you need me the most.
Leave Your Defense To Me
Contact my firm for 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. Call me now at 727-202-4418 or email me here to learn your legal options if you have been accused of felony battery. Let me start working for you today.