There are harsh consequences for a battery in Orlando or Central Florida. Violent crimes, like battery, are highly prosecuted with charges ranging from misdemeanors to felonies. Certain battery charges can result in the next degree of battery offense, even for first-time offenders.
Arrested For Battery?
Any battery charge should be taken seriously, as it is a criminal offense that will appear on your record and affect the rest of your life.
Defining Battery In Orlando And Central Florida
As defined by Florida State Statutes the offense of 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.
This very broad definition can apply to almost any form of physical contact or action against another. The definition allows great room for interpretation by prosecutors and judges, but it also provides many ways in which an Orlando battery defense lawyer can build a case.
If you or someone you know has been charged with battery, you deserve a full review of the charging affidavit and an opportunity to explain any defense. Call Hugh now to discuss your legal options.
Battery Defense Options
Prosecutors bear a tremendously high burden of proof in battery cases. Every element of the charge must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt. This can be difficult to do, especially if there are other factors at play that could influence the case. Defense strategies often center around maximizing these other factors in order to potentially have your battery charges dropped.
Fight Charges Of Battery In Orlando or Central Florida With Help From Criminal Defense Lawyer Hugh James McDonnell
Hugh James McDonnell has built a career out of defending those accused of violent crimes in Orlando, battery defense accusations included. He is skilled at negotiating to have the charges potentially dropped and fighting unjust accusations so you can move forward with your life.
Contact Hugh James McDonnell at 888-422-4200 to discuss your defense options in a confidential manner.
The firm is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 888-422-4200 or you may schedule a confidential initial consultation online.