Simple Battery

Under Florida Statute 784.03, Battery, or Simple Battery, can be defined as actually and intentionally touching or striking another person against the will of the other, or intentionally causing bodily harm to another person.

Battery is a first degree misdemeanor in the state of Florida, and is punishable under Florida Statute 775.082 or Florida Statute 775.083.


If convicted of a first-degree misdemeanor in the state of Florida, one can face a jail sentence up to one year and/or one year of probation.


  1. Self-defense
  2. Consent
  3. Absence of intent; accidental touching
  4. Identification or perpetrator

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Being accused of a crime such as Simple Battery does not necessarily mean you are guilty or will be convicted 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 Battery in the Pinellas County or surrounding areas, it is very important that you contact a skilled attorney immediately. Our team of attorneys, investigators, and experts are highly knowledgable 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 Battery in the Tampa Bay Area. Start building your defense immediately!

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