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Facing charges for Battery on a Police Officer in Fort Lauderdale can be overwhelming, but Rossen Law Firm is here to listen to your side of the story and protect your rights. Get in touch with an expert assault and battery attorney today to discuss charges for battery on a police officer in South Florida.

What is a Battery on a Police Officer Crime in South Florida?  

Battery on a Police Officer in is any illegal touching of a law enforcement officer, as a Fort Lauderdale attorney can explain.

Battery on a Police Officer occurs when the defendant willfully touches or strikes a law enforcement officer taking part in the lawful execution of a legal duty.

FLA. STAT. § 784.07 (2019)


In South Florida, Battery on a Police Officer is classified as a third-degree felony, which is punishable by up to 5 years in prison or 5 years of probation. Fines can range up to $5,000.

Learn about more battery and assault crime penalties in Florida here.



If you’re facing a battery on a police officer charge – you’ve come to the right place. Rossen Law Firm knows criminal laws inside and out, and have handled hundreds of cases in these areas.

While these situations can feel isolating, many others have been where you are, and Adam and his team have helped them come out the other side successfully. We understand that we’re defending your freedom, criminal record and future and we work our hardest to keep your life and your record intact.

Give our office a call if you’re facing charges for battery on a police officer. We’ll listen to your story, discuss the best course of action for you and see what resources may help you. Everyone makes mistakes; that’s life. But one mistake should not have the power to ruin your life. That’s why we’re here.  

Learn about more battery and assault crime penalties here.

Battery on a Police Officer Defenses

  • Incidental Touching: Inadvertent actions or movements not intended to make contact with the officer do not meet the primary elements for the offense. For example, reaching out to grab your glasses after they fall off your head and accidentally making contact with the officer does not constitute battery.

  • Lack of Knowledge: This defense can be used if the defendant did not know that the person he/she resisted was a law enforcement officer.

  • Self-Defense: Self-defense is applicable to the charge given that the incident does not involve an arrest setting.

Free Battery on a Police Officer Criminal Defense Strategy Session in South Florida

We know how to protect your rights and provide you with a personalized and aggressive defense to your criminal charges. Every client’s situation is different, and every client has different life goals. That’s why we take an individualized approach to every case.

Rossen Law Firm offers FREE strategy sessions at our Fort Lauderdale office so you know how we’ll plan to achieve the best possible result on your case. We take you through different scenarios of what can happen, and discuss what your goals are both for now and the future. Contact us today to discuss charges for battery of a police officer in South Florida.


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