West Palm Beach Criminal Defense Lawyer
Violent Crimes

Battery Defense Lawyer in West Palm Beach

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Have you been accused of battery, arrested, and charged for the crime, or simply targeted by a criminal investigation following battery allegations? You need to acknowledge that your rights and future wellbeing are hanging in the balance. Putting up a legal fight to prevent sentencing penalties like high fines and imprisonment needs to be a top priority.

At the Law Offices of Greg Rosenfeld, P.A., you can work with a highly experienced and reputable West Palm Beach criminal defense lawyer, Greg Rosenfeld. He has a strong insight and impressive history of positive case results and client testimonials you should expect from the legal professional standing up for your rights.

Some of Attorney Rosenfeld’s most notable accomplishments include:

  • Multiple selections to Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠
  • AV Preeminent® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Named to “The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40”
  • 10.0 “Superb” Avvo rating for skills and ethics

This is the right time to fight your battery charges. Contact our law office as soon as you can.

Simple Battery Definition in Florida Law

Florida law defines the violent crime of misdemeanor battery as:

  1. Actually and intentionally touching or striking another person against their will; or
  2. Intentionally causing bodily harm to another person.

Simple battery is a first-degree misdemeanor in Florida. You could be punished with up to one year in jail, one year of probation, and a $1,000 fine.

If you have another battery conviction on your criminal record, then the State can charge you with a third-degree felony. In such a situation, the penalties upon conviction could reach a maximum of five years in prison, five years or probation, and a $5,000 fine.

Felony Battery Definition in Florida Law

Florida law defines the violent crime of felony battery as:

  1. Actually and intentionally touching or striking another person against their will; and
  2. Causing great bodily harm, permanent disability, or permanent disfigurement.

Felony battery is a third-degree felony. You could be punished with up to five years in prison, five years of probation, and a $5,000 fine.

Aggravated Battery Definition in Florida Law

Florida law defines the violent crime of aggravated battery as:

  1. Committing a simple battery; and
  2. In the course of committing the battery: (a) intentionally or knowingly causing great bodily harm, permanent disability, or permanent disfigurement, or (b) using a deadly weapon.

Aggravated battery is a second-degree felony. You could be punished with up to fifteen years in prison, fifteen year of probation, and a $10,000 fine.

Using Intelligent Defense Strategies to Protect Your Rights & Reputation

Within the definition of battery in Florida, there is room for an experienced violent crimes defense lawyer, like Attorney Greg Rosenfeld of West Palm Beach, to start crafting your defense. The law is largely dependent on your intent during the alleged act. Without criminal intent, there is arguably no crime at all, even if the victim did indeed suffer an injury. It could be possible to convince the court to dismiss your charges before your case develops further.

Potential defenses to use for your battery case could include:

  • You caused someone intentional harm but did so out of self-defense; each person in Florida has the right of “justifiable use of force” to prevent undue harm, beginning under section 776.012, Florida Statutes.
  • You did not make contact with or cause harm to the accuser at all.
  • The accuser consented to the touching.
  • You did not have the intent to commit the alleged battery.

Keep in mind that every battery defense case is unique, and so the defenses you use will have to be unique to your situation. All, some, one, or none of the aforementioned defenses might apply to your case. You will need to sit down with Attorney Greg Rosenfeld during a FREE consultation and discuss what happened to figure out the best possible approach to your defense.

Your future matters – fight for it! Call his law firm at (561) 475-5550 right away!

Meet Greg Rosenfeld

Your West Palm Beach Criminal Defense Lawyer

Known for powerhouse advocacy that never rests, Greg is equipped to secure the best possible result in your criminal defense case, from negotiating with the prosecutor for a reduced charge, arguing for a dismissal, or winning your case at trial. Discover how he is qualified to fight for you!
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