BATTERY ON LEO
In Florida, the penalties for battery increase if the victim was a law enforcement officer of any kind. For example, simple battery may be a first degree misdemeanor, punishable by up to 12 months in jail. Battery on a police officer, however, will escalate the offense from a first degree misdemeanor to a felony, which is punishable by up to 5 years in Florida state prison.
Aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer will increase from a second degree felony to a first degree felony, which is punishable by up to 30 years in prison. A mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of 5 years will be imposed by the court if convicted of aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer.
We have successfully defended clients in the face of Battery on a LEO charges, for more than 25 years.