Palm Beach Battery Defense Attorney

Accused of Battery? Call Me Now at 561.671.5995 for a Personal Review of Your Case. Conviction of Battery Carries Serious Penalties Including Jail.

Definition of Battery

It is common for people to confuse assault and battery as the same crime. However, these are two different offenses that have separate criminal conviction penalties. In the State of Florida, assault is the defined as the threat of violence Florida Statute § 784.011.

According to Florida Statute § 784.03, battery is when a person intentionally strikes or touches another individual against that person’s will. It is also considered battery when a person willfully causes bodily harm to another individual.

Types of Battery Charges

According to Florida law, there are several types of battery charges. These include:

  • Misdemeanor Battery or Simple Battery
  • Domestic Violence Battery
  • Domestic Battery by Strangulation
  • Felony Battery
  • Aggravated Battery
  • Aggravated Battery on a Pregnant Woman

Penalties Associated with Simple Battery / Misdemeanor Battery

Conviction of simple battery will result in:

  • Jail: Up to one (1) year.
  • Probation: Up to one (1) year.
  • Fines: Up to $1,000.

The long-term effects of a conviction are devastating. You will have a permanent record as a violent offender. This will affect your ability to pass background checks and obtain employment.

Experienced Palm Beach Criminal Defense Attorney

If you have been charged with battery, it is extremely important that you hire an experienced and knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer. I have over 10 years of experience representing clients charged with these types of violent offenses in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami Dade counties.

I encourage you to contact me immediately upon your arrest. I will review your case and provide you with options for your defense. The Law Offices of Matthew Konecky, PA is small firm dedicated to representing individuals in need of criminal defense. I will handle your case from beginning to end and provide individual attention to you and the best possible defense to your charges.

Common Defenses for Battery Charges

There are many possible defenses to battery charges. Every case is different and based on the facts of your particular case, following are some of the basic defense tactics that can be used:

• Self Defense
– Stand Your Ground
• Mutual Combat
• Insufficient Intent
• Consent
• Was a thorough investigation conducted?

Remember every case is unique and there are a host of factors that can be challenged in regards to circumstances leading up to, during and after your arrest. A skilled criminal defense attorney can address these factors during your pre-trial and trial to deliver the best possible defense.

Call Now – 561.671.5995 or 954.272.6187 – for a  Consultation with Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer Matthew Konecky, PA

The Law Offices of Matthew Konecky, PA represents clients in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties, including West Palm Beach, Ft. Lauderdale and surrounding areas.