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In the State of Florida Assault is defined as intentionally threatening someone either by word or an actual act to do violence, with the apparent ability to do so. This of course creates a well-founded fear in the other person that danger is imminent.
Assault on another person is classified as a second-degree misdemeanor and it is punishable as such with a fine of up to $500 and up to 60 days in jail. If the assault is committed with the attempt to start a riot, this crime would be classified as a first-degree misdemeanor and be punishable as such with up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.
Is an assault as defined previously, but a deadly weapon is used “without” the intent to kill, however, there could be the intent to commit a felony.
Aggravated assault is classified as a felony of the third-degree and it is punishable as such with up to 5 years in prison and a fine up to $5,000.
Battery is classified as a misdemeanor of the first-degree and is punishable as such with a fine of up to $1,000 and up to one year in jail. A person with a prior conviction for battery, aggravated battery, or felony battery who commits a second or subsequent battery, would be committing a felony of the third-degree, punishable as such. Additionally, a person who consciously commits battery with the intention to start a riot would also be committing a third-degree felony, punishable as such.
Felony Battery/Domestic Battery by Strangulation
Battery occurs when a person purposely touches or strikes another person against their will, including causing bodily harm.
Felony battery is defined as willfully touching or striking someone and causing great bodily harm, permanent disability, or disfigurement.
Domestic battery by strangulation means to purposefully and against the will of the other person to cut the breathing or circulation of the blood of a family or household member or someone with whom they are in dating. These acts are classified as third-degree felony and are punishable as such with up to 5 years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000.
Aggravated battery is defined as deliberately touching, or striking someone, causing great bodily harm, permanent disability, or permanent disfigurement, and using a deadly weapon.
If the person who the battery was committed against, was pregnant at the time of the offense, and the offender knew or should have known that the victim was pregnant they would have committed aggravated battery.
Aggravated battery is classified as a second-degree felony and is punishable as such with up to 15 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.
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