If you have been arrested for reportedly committing a battery, one of the most powerful pieces of evidence in the defense of your case can be photos of your injuries. You may have acted in self-defense, resulting in your injuries. It is vital to take photos immediately after the incident and in the days following to ensure these injuries are documented. Many phones and cameras now have the technology to show a timestamp of when photos were taken, which can be crucial in successfully arguing that you acted in self-defense.
Self-Defense in Misdemeanor Battery Crimes
Self-Defense & Use of Non-Deadly Force: Oftentimes, a battery occurs as a result of a person defending themselves, another person, or their own property. Under Florida Law, a person is justified in the use of non-deadly force in self-defense when the person reasonably believes that such conduct is necessary to defend himself or herself or another against another's imminent use of unlawful force.
Self-Defense in Felony Battery Crimes
Self-Defense & Justifiable Use of Deadly Force Defined:
Under Florida Statutes, a person is justified in using or threatening to use deadly force if they reasonably believe that using or threatening to use such force is necessary to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm to themself or another or to prevent the imminent commission of a forcible felony.
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Self-defense is a common defense to a battery case. You may have found yourself in a situation that resulted in the use of force to defend yourself or another person. Remember, even the smallest of scratches or minor injuries can be beneficial to your defense and case altogether.
Thus, if you or someone you know has been arrested for a battery charge, it is vital to contact a knowledgeable and skilled attorney such as Anita McNulty Parker. Anita has handled thousands of battery cases and will put her skill and experience to work in defending your case.
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