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Pursuant to Florida Statute 784.03 Battery occurs when a person: 1. Actually and intentionally touches or strikes another person against the will of the other; or 2. Intentionally causes bodily harm to another person.


To prove the crime of Battery, the State must prove the following element beyond a reasonable doubt: The accused intentionally touched or struck the alleged victim against his or her will.


The accused intentionally caused bodily harm to the alleged victim.

It is not necessary that the alleged victim be injured in any manner for the state to prosecute a battery, the non-consensual contact is sufficient to meet the elements of the charge.


Battery is a misdemeanor punishable by up to 364 days in the county jail and a $1,000.00 fine.

Florida has several types of battery crimes:

  1. Domestic Battery by Strangulation,

  2. Domestic Violence Battery,

  3. Felony Battery,

  4. Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer,

  5. Aggravated Battery

For a free consultation to see how David J. Sobel can defend you, contact Mr. Sobel at 954-383-3000.  You will be able to speak directly with Mr. Sobel 24/7.

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