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Assault or Battery Crimes

Central Florida Criminal Defense.  Criminal defense in Orlando, and surrounding areas. We have all been there, you're at the bar, or an outdoor/family event, and you come across a person, for this example we will call him/her "jerk".  This person just really gets on your and everyone else's nerves.  This person finally pushes you too far, and you deliver a wicked right hook to his face.   Jerk goes down, the crowd cheers your act as you're the hero for the moment.  Then you hear the bad news, Jerk is pressing charges against you for Battery.  Scary to think, as much as this person may have deserved what was coming to him, you are now facing arrest and a criminal charge for the crime of Battery.  A battery of this nature is a 1st Degree Midemeanor and you could face up to one year in the County Jail.  However, let us change the hypothetical a little bit.  In this hypothetical, Jerk is cut open by the class ring on your right hand, leaving a significant gash on his forehead.  This eventually leaves a pretty noticeable scar.  You're now facing a possible charge of Felony Battery because of the legal "disfigurement" that was caused by the act of the punch. 

 

There are a great many legal defenses to the crime of battery, and even moreso, some battery offenses may not have great jury appeal for the prosecution (battery by thrown flip-flop).   Here are the common criminal Assault and Battery related charges that we generally see in Central Florida:

 

Assault

Battery

Aggravated Assault w/ a Deadly Weapon

Felony Battery

Aggravated Battery w/ a Deadly Weapon

Battery on a Corrections Officer

Battery on a Security Officer

Battery on Emergency Health Personnel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An Assault or Battery offense is a serious matter with potentially devastating consequences, and no person should attempt to resolve their case without first consulting with an attorney.  If you have been cited or arrested for an assault or battery offense in Orlando, Orange County, Osceola County, Seminole County, Volusia County, or Brevard County Florida, contact the ByrdLaw Firm immediately for a free consultation.