If you have been charged with felony battery (second or subsequent offense) then you may have a defense. “Stand your Ground,” self-defense and defense of others are all defenses that are oftentimes successful when fighting felony battery cases. Even if you don’t think you have a defense, it’s important that you talk to a lawyer so you have a full understanding of how the law applies specifically to your case. If you want to know more about how to beat your felony battery case in Florida, contact Matthew Williams now for a free consultation.
In Florida, felony battery (second or subsequent offense) is a charge that someone can be arrested for if they have one prior conviction for battery, aggravated battery, or felony battery and they commit another battery.
Felony battery is a third-degree felony, meaning it is punishable by up to five years in prison, or up to five years of probation, and up to $5,000 in fines (you can also get a jail or prison sentence followed by probation, but the total length of the punishment cannot exceed five years). In addition to facing prison time, if you are adjudicated guilty of felony battery then you will lose constitutional rights and you’ll have to deal with many other collateral consequences.
Criminal convictions, especially convictions for battery related charges, carry severe consequences and can never be removed from your criminal record. If you are convicted of a felony you will lose your right to vote, your right to own firearms, and your ability to maintain certain business licenses. You can also lose your ability to receive financial aid, your ability to live in certain places and your ability to obtain a passport.
If you need an attorney who will advise you, fight for your rights, and do everything possible to protect your future, or if someone you know has been charged with felony battery in Florida and they need effective representation, then contact Matthew Williams now for a free consultation.