Assault & Battery in Florida

Arrested for a Violent Crime? Let Our Daytona Beach Criminal Defense Attorneys Protect Your Rights & Future

While assault and battery are typically related crimes and discussed together, the two are actually separate offenses in Florida. Assault refers to the threat of imminent force and battery refers to the unwanted touching of another person, often resulting in bodily injury.

If you have been charged with either one of these violent crimes, it is in your best interest to seek legal representation from an experienced criminal defense attorney. At Stepniak & Park, we are committed to helping you obtain the most favorable outcome possible in your criminal case. With more than 35 years of combined experience, our legal team has a thorough understanding of Florida law to guide you through the complexities of your case.

Florida Assault & Battery Laws & Penalties

Florida has specific offenses for simple assault, aggravated assault, and felony assault. On the other hand, there are several types of battery as well. The punishments of an assault or battery conviction are based on the specific charge and pursued by the Florida state prosecutor.

The following are various assault and battery offense and their respective penalties:

  • Simple assault (second-degree misdemeanor)
    • Maximum jail sentence of 60 days
    • Fines of up to $500
  • Aggravated assault (third-degree felony)
    • Maximum prison sentence of five years
    • Fines of up to $5,000
  • Simple battery (first-degree misdemeanor)
    • Maximum jail sentence of one year
    • Fines of up to $1,000
  • Felony battery (third-degree felony)
    • Maximum prison sentence of five years
    • Fines of up to $5,000
  • Aggravated battery (second-degree felony)
    • Maximum prison sentence of 15 years
    • Fines of up to $10,000

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