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Battery on Law Enforcement Officer is a very serious offense that can result in severe penalties. In the state of Florida, the penalties for battery intensify if the victim was a law enforcement officer of any sort. Battery on Law Enforcement Officers consist of officers of law enforcement, correctional officers, correctional probation officers, auxiliary law enforcement officers, and auxiliary correctional officers, and any county probation officers, employee or agent of the Department of Corrections who supervise or provide services, officers of the Parole Commission and law enforcement personnel of the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the Department of Environmental Protection, or the Department of Law Enforcement. Anytime a person is charged with deliberately committing an offense of assault and/or battery on a law enforcement officer, a firefighter, an emergency medical care provider, a traffic accident investigation officer, a traffic infraction enforcement officer, a parking enforcement specialist, or a security officer working for the board of trustees of a community college, while the officer is occupied in the lawful routine of his or her duties, the offense for which the person is charged will be stern.

Penalties in Florida for Battery on LEO

  • Battery on a police officer is a 3rd degree felony, which is punishable by up to 5 years in Florida state prison.
  • Aggravated battery charges will escalate from a 2nd degree felony to a 1st degree felony, which is punishable by up to 30 years in prison.
  • A mandatory minimum sentence of incarceration of 5 years will be actualized by the court for an aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer conviction.

Time is of the essence. Even if you have not been formally charged with a crime, attorney Hernandez can intercede and work to protect your rights. Involving an attorney as early in the process as possible is important if you are to have the best opportunity of successfully fighting your charges and avoiding a conviction. Due to the difficulty of the cases and the probable sentences that attach, it is essential that you contact Mr. Hernandez. With his extensive knowledge of the legal system, attorney Hernandez will provide you with the most aggressive and knowledgeable legal representation possible in the face of your battery on LEO charges. 

For more information and your free consultation contact attorney Armando Hernandez today at 305-442-2590.