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Hearing that you’re facing simple battery charges can be nerve-wracking. The assault and battery attorneys at Rossen Law Firm are here to guide you through every step of the criminal process and fight for your rights, freedom and future. Contact an expert South Florida simple battery lawyer today to learn more.

What is a Simple Battery Crime?

A battery crime is when someone actually touches or injures another person against their will.

As a Fort Lauderdale attorney can explain, Simple Battery is the actual and intentional touching or striking of another person against that person’s will, or the deliberate causing of bodily harm to another person.

FLA. STAT. § 877.03 (2019)

To learn more about the legal definition of Battery, read more on our Assault & Battery page. 

CONSEQUENCES OF SIMPLE BATTERY

In Florida, simple battery is classified as a first-degree misdemeanor. Penalties can include jail or probation for up to one year and a fine of up to $1,000.

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

SIMPLE BATTERY CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY

If you’re facing a simple battery charge – you’ve come to the right place. Rossen Law Firm has extensive experience providing a compassionate and expert defense to simple battery charges in Fort Lauderdale.

While these situations may feel hopeless, many others have been where you are, and Adam and his team have helped them come out the other side successfully.

Give our office a call if you’re facing simple battery charges. We’ll listen to your story, discuss the best action plan for you and see what resources may help you. One mistake shouldn’t have the power to ruin your life – and we’ll fight to make sure it doesn’t.

Simple Battery Defenses

  • Consent or Mutual Combat: In Florida, consenting to be touched is an understood consequence of engaging in a physical altercation. When the defendant is not the aggressor and both parties are at fault, “mutual combat” can be used as a recognized battery defense.

  • Alibi: An alibi is a claim or piece of evidence that shows the defendant was not present at the scene where the alleged crime had taken place. This defense can be used as evidence that the crime did not occur, or was committed by someone other than the alleged suspect.

  • Self-Defense: An affirmative defense used to mitigate or avoid legal consequences of an otherwise unlawful use of force. A self-defense claim recognizes the commission of a violent act, but excuses the act on the grounds that it was reasonably necessary to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm to themselves. When a person is legally present and fearful of their life, Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law provides legal immunity to those who use deadly force to defend themselves.

Free Simple Battery Criminal Defense Strategy Session in Fort Lauderdale

We handle simple battery cases of all types. We know how to protect your rights and provide you with a personalized and aggressive defense to your specific charges.

Our firm offers FREE strategy sessions with an expert South Florida simple battery lawyer so you know how we’ll work to get the best possible result for your case. Call today to learn more.

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