Battery is Number 14 on our list of criminal charges that are used to justify an arrest in Tampa’s Hillsborough County, Florida. We reviewed the top criminal charges included in the Hillsborough County Jail records. We narrowed the list down to the top 50 ways to end up in jail and have shared them here.
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Form Code: BATT1000
Florida Statute: 784.03.1AB
Level: Misd (Misdemeanor)
Description: BATTERY (TOUCH OR STRIKE)
Chapter 784 ASSAULT; BATTERY; CULPABLE NEGLIGENCE
784.03 Battery; felony battery.
(1)(a) The offense of battery occurs when a person:
1. Actually and intentionally touches or strikes another person against the will of the other; or
2. Intentionally causes bodily harm to another person.
(b) Except as provided in subsection (2), a person who commits battery commits a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
“second or subsequent battery commits a
(2) A person who has one prior conviction for battery, aggravated battery, or felony battery and who commits any second or subsequent battery commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084. For purposes of this subsection, “conviction” means a determination of guilt that is the result of a plea or a trial, regardless of whether adjudication is withheld or a plea of nolo contendere is entered.