Felony Battery

In the state of Florida, an individual can be convicted of a Felony Battery in one of two ways.

The first, as explained under Florida Statute 784.03, is when the defendant commits any second or subsequent battery after already previously being convicted of a battery, felony battery, or aggravated battery.

The second, under Florida Statute 784.041, is when the defendant commits a battery by touching or striking another, causing “great bodily harm, permanent disability, or permanent disfiguration” to the alleged victim.

In the state of Florida, Felony Battery is a third degree felony and is punishable under Florida Statute 775.082, Florida Statute 775.083, or Florida Statute 775.084.


For a felony of the third degree, if convicted, one can face a term of imprisonment up to five (5) years, plus battery related surcharges and other conditions. 


  1. Self defense
  2. Consent from the alleged victim
  3. Injuries do not meet the standard of ‘great bodily harm', ‘permanent disability', or ‘permanent disfiguration'

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Being accused of a crime such a Felony Battery does not necessarily mean you are guilty of said crime.

There are many factual and legal issues that must be investigated and evaluated. Because of the complexities and penalties associated with a Battery charge, it is imperative that you speak with an experienced criminal trial lawyer right away.

If you or someone you know has been accused of a Felony Battery in the Pinellas County or surrounding areas, it is very important that you contact a knowledgable attorney immediately. Our team of attorneys, investigators, and experts are highly skilled in defending crimes and will begin building your defense today.

Contact us for a free analysis of your case at our local office located in Clearwater, Florida. Call Powers Sellers & Finkelstein, PLC today at (727) 531-2926 to learn about your legal options if you have been accused of Felony Battery in the Tampa Bay area. Start building your defense immediately!

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