Aggravated Battery

Battery is defined as non-consensual contact with another person, and even in the case of aggravated battery, a minor touch or thrown object could result in a very serious criminal charge. Aggravated battery typically has nothing to do with a minor misjudgment or a mistake, but battering a person known to be pregnant in any manner could result in such a charge.

Aggravated battery is usually charged under the following circumstances:

  • Intentional cause of great bodily harm, permanent disability or disfigurement
  • Use of a deadly weapon in the commission of battery

Experienced Help Is Available

I am D. Scott Rieth, a former Florida state prosecutor and current Bradenton criminal defense attorney with more than 20 years of legal experience. If you or a loved one was charged with aggravated battery, don't trust your case to a public defender, and don't try to defend yourself. The consequences are too grave.

Contact me at 941-404-4192 or 888-352-3179 toll free. I offer free initial consultations, and I am responsive 24/7.

Vigorous, Strategic Defense

You need a defense lawyer who understands both sides of a violent offense or battery case. As a former prosecutor, I know precisely what evidence, testimony and tactics the prosecuting state attorney can and will use to pursue the most consequential penalties against you, which include:

  • Up to 15 years in prison
  • Up to 15 years of probation
  • Up to $10,000 in fines

Aggravated battery is a second-degree felony. A minimum prison sentence of 21 months can combine with any of the penalties listed above. You need a strong defense, and you need it now. The best defense in your case will depend on the unique circumstances, but self-defense and consent to physical contact by the other party involved may certainly be viable.

I will fight for your best possible outcome as my client. I am in constant communication with the prosecuting attorney. I work diligently to find the evidence necessary to negotiate the charges against you to lesser charges and to mitigate the consequences you face to the greatest extent possible.

Call D. Scott Rieth, A Battery Defense Lawyer

Contact me today to schedule a free and confidential initial consultation at 941-404-4192 or 888-352-3179 toll free.