Felony Battery in Florida
In Florida, pursuant to Florida Statute 784.041, a Felony Battery occurs when a person:
- Actually and intentionally strikes or touches another person against the will of another, and
- Causes great bodily harm, permanent disability, or permanent disfigurement.
A felony battery causes greater injuries to a person than a misdemeanor battery, but less severe injuries than an aggravated battery.
Penalties to Felony Battery
Felony Battery is a 3rd degree felony punishable by any combination of the following:
- 5 years in prison
- 5 years of probation
- $5,000 fine
Defenses to Felony Battery
- Defense of Others
- Mutual Combat: This occurs when two people agree to fight.
- Insufficient Injuries
If you have been arrested or charged with Felony Battery in Palm Beach County, Martin County, Broward County or Dade County contact a
Palm Beach criminal defense attorney from Bottari & Doyle, at (561)-588-2781 for a free consultation.