Brown & Rice, PA
2003 Curry Ford Rd
Orlando, FL 32806
Ordinary aggravated battery charges are classified as second degree felonies. Second degree felonies are punishable by up to fifteen years in prison, probation, or a combination of prison and probation. Under the criminal punishment code, aggravated battery charges automatically score a minimum prison sentence of approximately 1.75 years. Because of the mandatory prison, it's important to begin working on your defense with a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible.
In addition to the prison and probation time, the sentence may include a fine of up to $10,000.00 and other conditions such as restitution, no contact with the victim, apology letter, community service, anger management, and drug/alcohol classes.
If you are facing sentencing for aggravated battery charges, contact our Orlando criminal defense lawyers at (407) 956-2172 to discuss your defense.
Some aggravated battery charges have additional or more severe potential penalties based upon the status of the alleged victim or the type of weapon used.
Aggravated Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer (LEO): This type of aggravated battery has a minimum mandatory sentence of five years in prison. Minimum mandatory sentences must be served day-for-day with no possibility of time off for good behavior or early release. Aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer is also upgraded to a first degree felony punishable by up to thirty years in prison.
Aggravated Battery with a Firearm: Aggravated battery with a firearm charges fall under Florida's 10-20-Life Law which means that minimum mandatory sentences of 10 years for possessing a firearm, 20 years for discharging a firearm, and 25-life for shooting someone and causing great bodily harm. Theses minimum mandatory sentences override the statutory maximum of fifteen years as applicable.
Other types of aggravated battery may also be enhanced. Talk to one of our Orlando criminal defense attorneys to discuss your particular case.
If you are charged with aggravated battery in central Florida, call our Orlando defense lawyers at (407) 956-2172 for a free and confidential consultation.
Brown & Rice, P.A., serves clients in the Orlando, Florida, area, including the cities of Kissimmee, Winter Park, Winter Garden, Winter Springs, Longwood, Sanford, Deltona, Davenport, Lake Buena Vista, Deland, Daytona Beach, Mt. Dora, Ocala, Belleview, St. Cloud, Poinciana, Lake Mary, Apopka, Clermont, Maitland, Windermere, Heathrow, Lake Nona and Oviedo, as well as Orange County, Seminole County, Volusia County, Marion County, Lake County, and Osceola County.