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Battery - Criminal Defense

Lakeland Battery Defense Attorney, William Twyford, Esq., puts his experience as a Battery Criminal Defense Lawyer to work for those in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Polk County and the Surrounding Central Florida areas.

Call 863.585.5283 today to schedule a confidential consultation with Attorney William Twyford about your legal rights, options and goals involving Battery Defense or other Criminal Defense issues or disputes.

Just as with criminal assault, battery crimes are not always an open and shut case for the accused. Florida Statutes define Criminal Battery as when a person actually and intentionally touches or strikes another person against the will of the other; or intentionally causes bodily harm to another person.

The word “intentionally” in this case can be very subjective and may sometimes be viewed by law enforcement as who they believe was the aggressor. This may sometimes be viewed as who the larger in physical stature was between of the parties involved, who got the worst of the altercation, and who appears to be more defiant or uncooperative between the parties involved.

When law enforcement arrives on the scene you have a right to remain silent. But remaining silent may be perceived as uncooperative. Now we have a dilemma. Talk or don’t talk.

It may be recommended that you cooperate with authorities, but be mindful that you have a right not to incriminate yourself. If you talk with law enforcement, you should not volunteer any additional information than what is asked of you. However, if the facts support your innocence, and you can accurately demonstrate that the contact was unintentional or was in the act of self-defense, tell your side of the story accurately and do not embellish the facts, as making false or misleading statements in an investigation is a criminal act in itself.

If the criminal assault involves a firearm or other deadly weapon the accused may be charged with aggravated battery which is a felony of the second degree.

Attorney William Twyford will ensure that your voice and version of events are brought to light. Mr. Twyford will diligently work to ensure the whole story is told, and that your legal rights are protected using every legal resource available under the law.

A criminal conviction for battery may result in incarceration, lengthy periods of probation, fines, or other mandatory classes, mandatory programs, or penalties that the court may have the authority to impose as a result of a criminal conviction.

If arrested and charged with committing a battery crime, make sure you become fully aware of your legal rights and the options that may be available to you under the law in order to reach the best possible outcome relating to the defense of battery or other criminal charges you are facing.

If have questions, concerns, or need to address legal issues relating to battery defense or other criminal defense matters, seek the legal advice and representation of an aggressive criminal defense attorney. At Twyford Law, LLC, you will work with an experienced lawyer who is dedicated to protecting the legal rights those accused, arrested and charged with battery or other criminal charges in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Polk County and the Surrounding Central Florida areas.

Call 863.585.5283 to discuss your legal rights, options, and needs relating to Battery Crime Defense or other Criminal Defense issues or disputes. You may also contact us by filling out and submitting our online case evaluation form.


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