Aggravated Battery Attorneys in Orlando
Trusted Legal Representation in Orange County
An aggravated battery accusation in the State of Florida is severe and comes with harsh penalties. Florida law defines this crime as battery caused by any deadly weapon with the intent of causing bodily harm, or battery enforced against someone who is pregnant. It is a second-degree felony ranked at Level 7 in terms of severity, according to Florida's Criminal Punishment Code. Aggravated battery carries a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison and 15 years of probation. If convicted, you may have to pay $10,000.
Hearing the news that you have been accused of such a claim can make you feel like you are carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders. However, you do not need to struggle any longer if you simply get in touch with our knowledgeable team at Alers Law Firm. Our aggravated battery attorneys in Orlando are ready and waiting to defend you from all charges.
Call us today at (407) 988-0992 so that we can support you by pursuing the justice you deserve.
How We Defend You from Aggravated Battery
It is very important you receive support from our lawyers who are familiar with the specific attributes of aggravated battery in mind. You will need more than the usual defense raised in normal criminal cases.
Our attorneys have proven success in winning trials by utilizing the following defense techniques and strategies, including those involving:
- Self-defense from the defendant due to the accuser’s own misconduct – Often, a defendant may have had to protect themselves from the supposed victim. Self-defense is no grounds for claiming aggravated battery.
- Lack of sufficient intent on the part of the defendant – If there is little or no evidence that the defendant was touching or striking the victim with the intention of harm, any resulting hazard still cannot count as aggravated battery.
- Offering assistance – In some cases, the defendant might have been trying to assist a person who did not desire help. Touching a person to offer aid cannot be considered battery. This includes cases where the apparent victim was pregnant.
- Temper tantrums – When children or adults are in the middle of throwing a temper tantrum, and then accidentally hurts someone else by either their flailing behavior or throwing objects around the room, this does not count as aggravated battery. This is because the child or adult did not have a specific intent to injure any victims involved.
- Consent was given by the accuser – If both participants were involved in a type of even where they give consent to taking physical risks, such as at an athletic or sporting event, this does not count as an example of assault. A subcategory of this defense is that of mutual combat. When two people are involved in a fight by mutual means (often brawls that occur at bars end up like this), then neither of the individuals can complain that there was undue, non-consensual violence.
You can count on the reliable defense from our experienced attorneys. Even in the most challenging cases, our aggravated battery lawyers in Orlando are determined to provide you with the justice that you deserve for being unfairly accused of a crime.
Contact us now at (407) 988-0992 so that our team at Alers Law Firm can defend you against any aggravated battery claim.