As criminal defense lawyers in Northeast Florida, we have represented thousands of people charged with battery crimes. The crime of battery is when you intentionally touch someone against their will or intentionally physically harm someone. A battery can be a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the amount of injury inflicted or the amount of battery convictions on a defendant’s record.
University of Florida football player, Gary Brown, was arrested in Gainesville, Florida this week on two counts of simple battery. Simple battery is a first degree misdemeanor punishable for up to one year in jail. Brown allegedly slapped one woman and scratched another.