Battery


BATTERY IN FLORIDA

§784.03, Fla.Stat.

To prove the crime of Battery, the State must prove the following element beyond a reasonable doubt:

  1. The Defendant intentionally touched or struck the alleged victim against his or her will, or
  2. The Defendant intentionally caused bodily harm to the alleged victim.

Someone with one prior conviction for battery can be charged with a felony battery if they commit a second or subsequent battery.  

Penalties for Simple Battery  

Battery is a misdemeanor of the first degree punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine not exceeding $1,000.