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Battery : F.S. 784.03
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Battery – According to § 784.03, Florida Statutes, someone commits the crime of battery when they do one of two things:
- intentionally touch or strike a victim against the victim’s will, or (2) intentionally cause bodily harm to the victim.
As strange as it seems, you can be guilty of a first degree misdemeanor battery without actually hurting anyone – the statute makes it illegal to simply touch someone against their will. If you are convicted you could be facing twelve (12) months in the county jail.