Thibault Law can represent you when you’re charged with battery in St. Augustine, FL. You have options for your defense, including proving lack of intent or that you acted in self-defense. Call your criminal defense attorney today to get started on your defense and learn more about your options.
The consequences of being convicted of a battery offense depend on the type of charge you’re facing. The three types of battery charges are as follows:
Simple battery is when intentional or unwanted contact causes bodily harm to another person. This is considered a first-degree misdemeanor and can lead to one year behind bars.
Felony battery involves a person intentionally touching another person which caused severe harm, permanent disfigurement or permanent disability. This is considered a third-degree felony and can lead to five years in prison.
Aggravated battery is when a person uses a deadly weapon to cause severe harm, permanent disability or permanent disfigurement or injures someone they knew was pregnant. This is considered a second-degree felony and can lead to up to 15 years in prison.
Whether you’re dealing with a misdemeanor or felony battery charge, Thibault Law is here to represent you. Contact our law office today to schedule your initial consultation.