Types of Violent Crime Bail Bonds
ASSAULT | BATTERY | AGGRAVATED ASSAULT
Assault can often result from an argument that got out of hand or from the loss of one’s temper. In the heat of the moment it is very easy to say or do things that are out of character, even if there was no intent to cause harm. What might result is an assault charge, and in the state of Florida, assault is a simple misdemeanor, which may have moderate repercussions if you are convicted.
In the state of Florida a battery charge can occur simply by touching another individual if that touching is considered “offensive.” The most common types of offensive touchings include hitting, pushing, striking, punching, slapping, or kicking another person. A conviction of battery can have serious repercussions for an alleged offender. The penalties range from a misdemeanor of the first degree to a felony of the third degree under certain conditions.
Under Florida law, the charge of aggravated battery requires a showing that the person committed a battery and while doing so did one of the following:knowingly or intentionally caused great bodily harm, permanent disability, or permanent disfigurement; or used a deadly weapon.
Florida Statute § 784.045(1)(a) 1 – 2 provides for the punishments and penalties that come with a conviction for the crime. Aggravated battery is a second degree felony punishable by up to 15 years in Florida State Prison or as otherwise provided by statute.
Aggravated Battery on a Pregnant Female
Under Florida law, a misdemeanor simple battery charge can become a much more serious felony offense if it is alleged that the alleged victim is pregnant. The criminal offense of aggravated battery on a pregnant female is charged under Florida Statute § 784.045. .The charge of aggravated battery on a pregnant person usually involves a fight between a husband and wife or boyfriend and girlfriend, although the person accused does not have to be related to the alleged victim. In other words, the crimes is not necessarily considered a crime of “domestic” violence.
The legislature created this version of battery because a pregnant women and her unborn child are particularly vulnerable to a strike, punch, hit, kick or other offensive touching. Especially during the early stages of a pregnancy it is believed that an act of violence can increase the chances of miscarriage or cause other types of harm to the unborn child.
Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer (LEO)
Florida law provides for harsh penalties or punishments for anyone convicted of Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer (often called “BATT LEO” or “Battery on a LEO”) The public policy behind such a law is that certain professionals perform their duties in circumstances that make them particularly vulnerable to an attack.For individuals such as Law Enforcement Officers who are performing their duties when a battery occurs, the penalties and punishments are enhanced under Florida Law. Defenses often center around the fact that the law enforcement officer exceeded his authority by making an illegal arrest or used excessive force under the circumstance.
Child Abuse or Aggravated Child Abuse
Allegations of child abuse can occur under a variety of circumstances. Many parents are surprised to learn that child abuse can be alleged even after a parent disciplines a child for misbehaving. Any mark left on a child can lead to an investigation by the Florida Department of Children and Families. Allegations of child abuse are often brought by education professionals in their role as mandated reporters of child abuse.
Many parents mistakenly think that talking to the authorities will help their case. In many cases, an admission that the parent struck the child will lead to an arrest. Once you believe that you are under investigation for child abuse, never make a statement to any law enforcement officer or employment of DCF without speaking with criminal defense attorney first.
Violent crimes will result in a serious charge. A violent crime usually will mean arrest and jail time. Our Bail Bond Agency can help you make bail for violent crime in Florida.
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Violent crime charges vary in severity.
Depending on the severity of the charge the amount of bail will change. We can assist you with the bail amount whether it is large or small. We understand that posting bail on your own can be impossible due to financial constraints. That is why we offer bail bonds for violent crime charges.
Depending on the situation, your friend or relative could be looking at a hefty bond for their release. Violent crime is taken very seriously, but luckily we are here to help you avoid some of the headaches of the justice system.