Seeking Guidance Against Simple Battery Charges
Losing your cool could cost you. Everyone would like to think that they’re always able to control themselves and their actions, but things happen. When emotions flare and you find yourself facing simple battery charges, do not make the mistake of representing yourself.
At the Finkelstein Firm, P.A., I help clients throughout the Clearwater area pursue the optimal outcomes in their criminal defense cases. My name is Jenna Finkelstein. I understand what is at stake in these cases and how to defend my clients against their charges.
What Qualifies As Simple Battery?
Under Florida Statute 784.03, battery, or simple battery, can be defined as actually and intentionally touching or striking another person against the will of the other or intentionally causing bodily harm to another person.
Elements of a battery include:
- The intentional touching or striking of another person against their will
- The intentional causing of bodily harm to another person
Battery is a first-degree misdemeanor in the state of Florida, and the penalties following the conviction of a battery include:
- Up to one year in jail
- A fine of up to $1,000
- Up to one year of probation
I am highly experienced in representing clients charged with battery; therefore, I am knowledgeable in defense strategies to fight a charge of this nature.
Exploring All Defense Options
Not every case I take can use the same defense strategy against assault or battery charges. Possible defenses for the charge of battery include the following:
- The touching or striking was 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 simple battery, it is imperative that you speak with an experienced defense attorney right away. I have years of experience defending citizens charged with simple battery. I have the knowledge and skills to fight for the best result in your case. I am a lawyer who is accessible and dependable when you need me the most.
Create Your Defense Here
Contact my firm at 727-202-4418 or reach out to me online 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 simple battery. Let me start working for you today.