Criminal Defense Attorneys

Gainesville Criminal Defense Attorneys Serving Alachua County FL

Choose a local Gainesville Criminal Defense Attorney, Lawyer, or Law Firm to represent your legal rights in Gainesville, Alachua, Archer, Alachua County and Central Florida.

Stout Defense, P.A.

5215 SW 91st Terrace
Gainesville, FL 32608

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Barbarette & Quirk

5538-A NW 43rd St
Gainesville, FL 32653

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Torres Law Firm, PA.

4210 NW 37th Pl Suite 300
Gainesville, FL 32606

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Law Offices of Richard Mercure, PA

912 NW 56th Terrace Suite A
Gainesville, FL 32605

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DeCarlis & Sawyer

1219 NW 10th Pl
Gainesville, FL 32606

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Law Offices of Terry N. Silverman, P.A.

2770 NW 43rd St suite a
Gainesville, FL 32606

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General Criminal Defense Information

Topic: Battery Criminal Defense

Criminal "battery" is when the accused actually and intentionally touches or strikes another person against the will of the other, or intentionally causes bodily harm to another person.

If it is the first accused first offense the battery charge will typically be a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable by up to a $1000 fine, twelve (12) months jail and/or probation.

A person who has one prior conviction for battery, aggravated battery, or felony battery, and commits any second or subsequent battery commits a felony of the third degree, punishable by up to a $5,000 fine, five (5) years prison and/or probation.

A person commits aggravated battery if in the course of committing battery, they intentionally or knowingly causes great bodily harm, permanent disability, or permanent disfigurement; if they use a deadly weapon in the commission of the battery crime; or if the person who was the victim of the battery was pregnant at the time of the offense and the offender knew or should have known that the victim was pregnant. Aggravated battery is a felony of the second degree, punishable by up to a $10,000 fine, fifteen (15) years prison and/or probation.

Assault charges may associated with other types of criminal offenses, depending upon the evidence collected against you such as:

  • Staking
  • Violation of a Protective "Restraining" Order
  • Sexual Assault
  • Assault or battery of an individual 65 years or older, health Care Personnel, Detention Staff, Law Enforcement, Code Inspectors, or other Public or government Officials;
  • Assault of a minor
  • Lewd and lascivious acts
  • Burglary; Theft, or Robbery; or
  • Other misdemeanor or felony crimes which may relate to the incident for which you were arrested for

A battery conviction can only be accomplished if the prosecution can prove the act of battery was intentional, or inflicting physical harm on another was foreseeable by the accused.

Protect your rights and freedoms. Contact an experienced Criminal Defense Attorney today!

Gainesville Criminal Defense Attorneys Serving:

Alachua County Florida, including: Gainesville, Alachua, Archer, Hasan, Hawthorne, High Springs, La Crosse, Micanopy, Newberry, Rochelle, Traxler, Waldo.