Battery is defined in Florida Statute 784.03 as when a person actually and intentionally touches or strikes another person against his or her will or when someone intentionally causes bodily harm to another person. This crime constitutes a misdemeanor of the first degree.
A felony battery is when a person has already one prior conviction for battery or felony battery and commits a second battery. This constitutes a felony of the third degree.
Aggravated battery is different from battery in that it occurs when a person in committing a battery intentionally or knowingly causes great bodily harm, permanent disability or permanent disfigurement or when a person uses a deadly weapon.
If you or someone you know is being charges with the crime of battery, felony battery or aggravated battery in South Florida and its jurisdictions such as Broward county, Palm Beach county and Miami-Dade county, you need to call an experienced criminal defense attorney.