Aggravated battery is an extremely serious criminal charge that carries the possibility of stiff penalties, including a period of incarceration in state prison. Florida Statute 784.045 defines aggravated battery as a crime where a person who, in committing battery, “intentionally or knowingly causes greatly bodily harm, permanent disability, or permanent disfigurement” or uses a deadly weapon. A person can also commit aggravated battery if the victim of battery was pregnant at the time or if the “offender knew or should have known the victim was pregnant.”
The charge of aggravated battery is a second-degree felony and provides for a maximum of fifteen (15) years in prison and a $10,000 fine. If you or a loved one are facing an aggravated battery charge, you need someone to advocate for your rights, and this is a Miami criminal defense lawyer.
Aggravated battery, like most violent crimes, carries a pronounced social stigma. Given the nature of the charge of aggravated battery, the lack of sympathy offered by the general public and the harsh consequences one faces when charged with this crime, it is imperative to seek the help of a Miami criminal defense attorney that will ensure your rights are protected.
Led by attorney Daniel Izquierdo, the Izquierdo Law Firm will work tirelessly to ensure that your rights are protected. I understand that any person charged with a crime is innocent until they are proven guilty. Izquierdo Law Firm will seek justice in your case and do so in an Aggressive, Personalized and Compassionate manner.
No matter how severe the charge may be, the consequences that may result are serious–both in the short term and long term. Izquierdo Law Firm, a Miami Criminal Defense Law Firm, understands the stress that this can cause a person and their loved ones.