The charge of aggravated battery is a serious offense that carries severe penalties. When an individual touches another person against that person’s will, and in doing so uses a deadly weapon, the individual is liable for aggravated battery and faces the potential of a 15 year prison sentence. Likewise, if an individual touches another person against that person’s will, and in doing so knowingly causes great bodily harm, permanent disability, or permanent disfigurement, the individual is also liable for aggravated battery.
When an individual uses a firearm in the course of committing an aggravated battery, Florida law imposes a severe punishment under the so-called “10-20-Life” sentencing regime. Under “10-20-Life,” an individual who possesses a firearm during the commission of an Aggravated Battery is liable for a 10 year minimum mandatory prison sentence. If the individual actually discharges the firearm, the individual is liable for a minimum mandatory 20 year prison sentence. If the individual actually discharges the firearm and as a result of the discharge causes serious bodily injury, the individual is liable for a minimum sentence of 25 years to life in prison.
At the Law Office of Kevin F. Moot, our Weston criminal defense lawyer always keeps your best interest in mind, fighting for your rights and your freedom.
It is imperative that individuals facing allegations of Aggravated Battery seek the representation of an effective and knowledgeable Weston criminal defense lawyer. As a former Major Violent Crimes prosecutor, attorney Kevin F. Moot has substantial experience litigating cases of aggravated battery. He will approach each case with a meticulous study of the facts and the applicable law, particularly as it relates to self-defense.
Attorney Kevin F. Moot is eager to discuss solutions with his clients and structure and effective defense with which to assert their innocence. Contact our criminal defense lawyer in Weston now for a free consultation.