What is Aggravated Battery in Florida?

In Florida, Aggravated Battery is a second degree felony. In addition to fines, court costs, and other requirements, you can receive up to 15 years in state prison.


To prove the crime of Aggravated Battery, the State must prove the following two elements beyond a reasonable doubt.

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

2. The Defendant in committing the battery:

a. intentionally or knowingly caused great bodily harm, permanent disability, or permanent disfigurement to the victim; or

b. used a deadly weapon.

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