Aggravated Battery on a Pregnant Person

 

Aggravated Battery on a Pregnant Person is an aggravated crime, simply because the victim is pregnant, and not because the victim suffered serious injuries. For example, slightly pushing a pregnant person is a second degree felony punishable by up to 15 years in state prison.

Penalties Aggravated Battery on a Pregnant Person

Pursuant to Florida Statute 784.045(2)(b), Aggravated Battery on a Pregnant Person occurs when:

  • The person commits a battery on the victim
  • The victim was pregnant at the time of the offense
  • The person knew or should have known that he victim was pregnant

A person convicted of Aggravated Battery on a Pregnant person must serve a minimum of 21 months in prison up to a maximum of 15 years in prison, 15 years of probation and a $10,000 fine. 

Defenses to Aggravated Battery on a Pregnant Person

  • Self-Defense.
  • Consent: Did the victim consent to being hit, pushed, or touched?
  • Lack of Intent: Was the contact with the victim accidental?
  • The defendant did not know or should not have known the victim was pregnant.

Contact Us

If you have been arrested or charged with aggravated battery on a pregnant person in Palm Beach County, Broward County, Martin County or Dade County call a
Palm Beach criminal defense attorney from Bottari & Doyle at (561)-588-2781 for a free consultation.