Felony Battery Attorney

We have experience in defending all types of felony battery cases. We examine each felony battery case for a lack of evidence or conflict in evidence that would support filing formal criminal charges. It is important that you start building your defense immediately after your arrest. Hiring an experienced felony battery defense lawyer is essential.  Once hired, we will:

  1. Collect and review all written statements, photographs and 911 calls;
  2. Find flaws in the police officer’s investigation;
  3. Identify all possible defenses;
  4. Immediately start negotiating with the prosecutor not to file formal charges, and
  5. Do whatever is necessary to avoid an aggravated battery conviction.

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Our Approach to Resolving Your Felony Battery Case

During a free consultation, we will consider whether the following options are available to you. Our goal is to do whatever is necessary to avoid a felony battery conviction.

Dismissing the Charge

We can file a ‘Motion to Dismiss’ when there is insufficient evidence to support your criminal charges or when the court lacks proper jurisdiction to hear the case. Speedy trial and statute of limitations defenses can also lead to a complete dismissal.

Excluding Evidence

We can file a pretrial ‘Motion to Suppress’ where evidence may have been illegally obtained. This shifts the burden to the prosecutor to establish in court that all evidence was lawfully obtained. We challenge the State’s case at every stage of the police officer’s investigation (stop, detention, search, arrest, etc.).

Pretrial Diversion

We can apply for your participation in a pretrial diversion program. Your successful completion of the program will result in a dismissal of all charges.

Avoiding a Conviction

We can negotiate with the prosecutor and the court in an effort to secure a withhold of adjudication. This final disposition allows you to avoid a formal conviction.

Seeking a Reduced Sentence

We can present the court with background information and mitigating evidence that may result in a reduced sentence.

Expunging Your Record

After your case is resolved, we can petition the court to seal or expunge all public records relating to your arrest and prosecution. This includes your police report and entire court file. Expunging your record will require the clerk to physically destroy your entire court file and allows you to lawfully endy that you have ever been arrested or charged with the crime.  Only seven entities are entitled to sealed and expunged records

The Facts of Your Case are Important

The constitution guarantees that people be free from illegal police conduct. It is important for you to know if any of your constitutional rights have been violated. The police must have a lawful basis for investigation and arrest. Unlawful police conduct can lead to the suppression of evidence and statements obtained after the illegal police conduct. Important questions that should be answered in any misdemeanor battery case are:

  • Is there any video evidence of this incident?
  • Was the reported victim the aggressor?
  • Is this a self-defense case?
  • Is this a mutual combat case?
  • Was there great bodily harm or permanent disfigurement?
  • Are there other factors or motivations that show lack of intent?
  • Is there a lack of evidence of a conflict in the evidence?

Personal Attention to Every Case

Bryce Fetter will personally handle all aspects of your aggravated battery case. You will be able to call, text or email him directly, and your case will not be assigned to another lawyer. Bryce Fetter is the only attorney that will speak to you on the phone, meet you in person and attend court with you.  Your felony battery case will get his full

We Defend all Felony Battery Cases

If you were recently arrested or charged with any Florida battery offense, please call our Winter Park criminal defense law firm at 407-740-7275 to discuss your options. We offer a free consultation so that we can learn about you, learn about your case and determine how we can help.

We have experience in defending all types of felony battery cases. We examine each felony battery case for a lack of evidence or conflict in evidence that would support filing formal criminal charges. It is important that you start building your defense immediately after your arrest. Hiring an experienced felony battery defense lawyer is essential.  Once hired, we will:

  1. Collect and review all written statements, photographs and 911 calls;
  2. Find flaws in the police officer’s investigation;
  3. Identify all possible defenses;
  4. Immediately start negotiating with the prosecutor not to file formal charges, and
  5. Do whatever is necessary to avoid an aggravated battery conviction.

jail building

Our Approach to Resolving Your Felony Battery Case

During a free consultation, we will consider whether the following options are available to you. Our goal is to do whatever is necessary to avoid a felony battery conviction.

Dismissing the Charge

We can file a ‘Motion to Dismiss’ when there is insufficient evidence to support your criminal charges or when the court lacks proper jurisdiction to hear the case. Speedy trial and statute of limitations defenses can also lead to a complete dismissal.

Excluding Evidence

We can file a pretrial ‘Motion to Suppress’ where evidence may have been illegally obtained. This shifts the burden to the prosecutor to establish in court that all evidence was lawfully obtained. We challenge the State’s case at every stage of the police officer’s investigation (stop, detention, search, arrest, etc.).

Pretrial Diversion

We can apply for your participation in a pretrial diversion program. Your successful completion of the program will result in a dismissal of all charges.

Avoiding a Conviction

We can negotiate with the prosecutor and the court in an effort to secure a withhold of adjudication. This final disposition allows you to avoid a formal conviction.

Seeking a Reduced Sentence

We can present the court with background information and mitigating evidence that may result in a reduced sentence.

Expunging Your Record

After your case is resolved, we can petition the court to seal or expunge all public records relating to your arrest and prosecution. This includes your police report and entire court file. Expunging your record will require the clerk to physically destroy your entire court file and allows you to lawfully endy that you have ever been arrested or charged with the crime.  Only seven entities are entitled to sealed and expunged records

The Facts of Your Case are Important

The constitution guarantees that people be free from illegal police conduct. It is important for you to know if any of your constitutional rights have been violated. The police must have a lawful basis for investigation and arrest. Unlawful police conduct can lead to the suppression of evidence and statements obtained after the illegal police conduct. Important questions that should be answered in any misdemeanor battery case are:

  • Is there any video evidence of this incident?
  • Was the reported victim the aggressor?
  • Is this a self-defense case?
  • Is this a mutual combat case?
  • Was there great bodily harm or permanent disfigurement?
  • Are there other factors or motivations that show lack of intent?
  • Is there a lack of evidence of a conflict in the evidence?

Personal Attention to Every Case

Bryce Fetter will personally handle all aspects of your aggravated battery case. You will be able to call, text or email him directly, and your case will not be assigned to another lawyer. Bryce Fetter is the only attorney that will speak to you on the phone, meet you in person and attend court with you.  Your felony battery case will get his full attention.

How is Felony Battery Defined and Proven in Florida?

To prove the crime of Felony Battery, the State must prove the following two elements beyond a reasonable doubt:

1. (Defendant) actually and intentionally touched or struck (victim) against [his] [her] will; and

2. (Defendant) caused (victim) great bodily harm, permanent disability, or permanent disfigurement

The Florida Felony Battery Statute, 784.041

784.041 Felony battery.

  1. A person commits felony battery if he or she:
    (a) Actually and intentionally touches or strikes another person against the will of the other; and
    (b) Causes great bodily harm, permanent disability, or permanent disfigurement.

We Defend all Felony Battery Cases

If you were recently arrested or charged with any Florida battery offense, please call our Winter Park criminal defense law firm at 407-740-7275 to discuss your options. We offer a free consultation so that we can learn about you, learn about your case and determine how we can help.

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