In the State of Florida, there are various forms of Criminal Battery:
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.
Ricardo Alvarez is a Criminal Defense Attorney who serves the Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Polk County, Hardee County, Highlands County, Hillsborough County and Central Florida areas.
Attorney, Ricardo Alvarez handles local, state and federal criminal cases.
Mr. Alvarez is a former prosecutor for the 10th Judicial Circuit of Florida, whichh covers Hardee, Highlands, and Polk Counties.
Attorney, Ricardo Alvarez was also former producer, news director, and vice president of news & Sports for Telemundo in New York, NY, and was also a producer and executive producer for Univision in New York, NY and San Fransisco, CA.
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