Chicago police officer, Anthony Abbate, is defending himself in a criminal trial this week. Abbate was arrested and charged with 15 counts of Aggravated Battery, Intimidating Witnesses, and Official Misconduct. He allegedly, on video, beat a 115 lb woman in a bar. After the alleged beating, he is accused of trying to change witness’ testimony through intimidation. He faces 5 years if convicted.
If you are arrested for aggravated battery in Jacksonville or anywhere in Florida, the state attorney’s office would have to prove that you
1. Intentionally touched or struck someone against their will or intentionally harmed someone
2. When committing the battery, you intentionally caused great bodily harm, permanent disfigurement, or used a deadly weapon.
If convicted of an aggravated battery in Jacksonville, you are facing up to 15 years in prison because it is a 2nd degree felony.
If you have been arrested for battery charges in Jacksonville, call our Jacksonville Battery Law Firm at (904) 634-0900.