Jail time

Jail Time for Domestic Battery

Governor Scott just signed HB 1385 into law and it requires jail time for Domestic Battery charges.  UNLESS, your lawyer can get the State or the judge to agree not to send you to jail.

Previously, if someone was convicted of domestic battery, and any harm was caused, the judge could sentence the person to 5 days in jail. I rarely see this happen.  And it’s never happened to one of my clients.

Jail time

Now, … Read More

Felony Battery

Felony Battery: What’s the difference between a felony or misdemeanor battery?

Felony Battery

If you have been charged with Felony Battery  or in the state of Florida, one of three things must have happened.  You touched or struck someone against their will and either:

  • Caused great bodily harm
  • Caused permanent disability, or
  • Caused permanent disfigurement
  • Or you’ve had a prior misdemeanor battery conviction. (that means adjudication)

To be charged with a misdemeanor battery, you simply need to touch or strike another person against their will.  … Read More