2023 Florida Statutes
Title XLVI - Crimes
Chapter 784 - Assault; Battery; Culpable Negligence
784.045 - Aggravated Battery.

Universal Citation: FL Stat § 784.045 (2023)
784.045 Aggravated battery.—

(1)(a) A person commits aggravated battery who, in committing battery:

  1. 1. Intentionally or knowingly causes great bodily harm, permanent disability, or permanent disfigurement; or

  2. 2. Uses a deadly weapon.

(b) A person commits aggravated battery if the person who was the victim of the battery was pregnant at the time of the offense and the offender knew or should have known that the victim was pregnant.

(2) A person who violates subsection (1) commits a felony of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.

(3) For the purposes of sentencing under chapter 921, a violation of this section committed by a person acting in furtherance of a riot or an aggravated riot prohibited under s. 870.01 is ranked one level above the ranking under s. 921.0022 for the offense committed.

History.—s. 1, ch. 70-63; s. 732, ch. 71-136; s. 20, ch. 74-383; s. 10, ch. 75-298; s. 3, ch. 88-344; s. 7, ch. 2021-6.

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