Lakeland Battery Criminal Defense Attorney
Lakeland Battery Criminal Defense Lawyer, RICARDO ALVAREZ provides professional Battery Crime Defense and other Criminal Defense Attorney legal Services in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Polk County, Highlands County, Hardee County, Hillsborough County, Osceola County, Orange County, and the Central Florida Area.
Call 863.709.0808 about your Battery Criminal Defense legal needs in Lakeland Polk County, and Central Florida.
In the State of Florida, there are various forms of Criminal Battery:
- Battery: According to Florida Statute Chapter 784, the Criminal Act of Battery is defined as when any person actually and intentionally touch or strike another person against the will of the other; or intentionally cause bodily harm to another person.
- Aggravated Battery: When the battery occurs and the defendant intentionally or knowingly causes great bodily harm or permanent disability or disfigurement, or uses a deadly weapon in the commission of the battery crime.
- Battery on the Elderly: When the battery occurs against an alleged victim was 65 years old or older at the time of the assault.
- Battery on Law Enforcement Officer: When the battery occurs against a law enforcement officer.
- Battery on a Pregnant Woman: When the battery occurs against a pregnant woman and the accused had prior knowledge that the victim was pregnant, was informed by the victim or others that the victim was pregnant before the battery, or the accused should have been able to reasonable determine that the victim was pregnant.
- Fighting or Brawling: When an individual is involved in a fight or a brawl with another or others, if the investigation leads to evidence that individual participants were not acting in a lawful act of self defense or the defense of others that were in serious physical danger, these individuals may be charged with criminal battery and potentially other crimes as well, depending on the specifics of the battery crime and all evidence and witness statements that have been gathered.
Assault crimes may be charged as a misdemeanor or felony, depending on the specific nature of the alleged assault, who the assault was allegedly committed against, and sometimes, the accused prior criminal history.
In order for the prosecution to obtain a conviction for battery, intent must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt. If it is effectively proven by the defense that the accused actions were either not intentional, or that the accused was lawfully acting in self defense of his or herself, or lawfully acting in the defense of another against potential serious physical harm, then ca conviction for battery is not warranted under the law. Since intent is often very subjective, an experienced criminal defense attorney may get the battery charges reduced or may even be able to get the charges dropped or dismissed.
If you have been charged with a battery crime, you need an attorney on your side who is knowledgeable of the law, experienced at trial, and able to negotiate for you from a position of strength. Call our law office 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 863.709.0808, or by using our online case evaluation form.
We stand ready to aggressively represent you, and answer all of your questions. An aggressive defense of your case in the early stages could lead to the charges against you being dismissed or reduced.
BATTERY CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY SERVING LAKELAND, WINTER HAVEN, BARTOW, POLK COUNTY, AND CENTRAL FLORIDA
Contact Ricardo Alvarez today at 863.709.0808
RICARDO ALVAREZ, P.A.
Attorney, Ricardo Alvarez - Lakeland, FL Lawyer | 863.709.0808