Battery on a Police or Law Enforcement Officer in Florida
The charge of battery on a law enforcement officer is a second degree felony charge, punishable by up to 15 years in the Florida Department of Corrections. These cases are easier from the prosecutor perspective to prove because the victim is a law enforcement officer. That means that the state is not relying on civil witnesses or a recanting witness to prove the case. In many cases that we have handled over the years, we still want to get involved as quickly as possible because of our possible knowledge or relationship with the officer. In several past cases we have been able to convince the state that the officer approves of a reduced charge of battery or resisting arrest without violence, both misdemeanor charges. This is especially true in Batt Leo and DUI cases. We have represented numerous clients over the years that may have been charged with battery on a law enforcement officer, but after discussions with the officer and state, the charge was not filed on.
If you have been charged with Battery on a police or law enforcement officer anywhere in the state of Florida, call our office today to speak with one of our criminal defense attorneys during a free consultation about how we can help defend your battery case.