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Battery on Miami & Fort Lauderdale Law Enforcement Officers

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Battery on a law enforcement officer (LEO) is a serious offense in Florida. Even if an individual believes his or her actions were misunderstood or justified, assault or battery on a LEO can result in serious jail time and/or steep fines.

Although the offense is formally referred to as assault and battery on a law enforcement officer, the protection extends to several different professions, including the following:

  • Police officers
  • Correctional officers and probation officers
  • Firefighters
  • Emergency medical care providers
  • Public transit employees or agents
  • Auxiliary officers
  • Law enforcement personnel of the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
  • Law enforcement personnel of the Department of Law Enforcement

If you have been accused of battery on a law enforcement officer in Miami or Fort Lauderdale, it is very important to obtain the services of our knowledgeable lawyer at The Hoffman Firm. Our Miami LEO battery defense attorney has violent crime case experience not only as a criminal defender, but also as a former prosecutor. He understands that the criminal justice system aggressively seeks to punish anyone accused of a crime committed against law enforcement officers and other public servants.

Contact us today to learn more about our experienced legal services.

Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer Laws & Penalties in Florida

Under Florida Code 784.07 Battery on law enforcement officer is defined as “assault or battery of law enforcement officers, firefighters, emergency medical care providers, public transit employees or agents, or other specified officers; reclassification of offenses; minimum sentences.”

In order to obtain a conviction for Battery on law enforcement officer the state must prove both of the following:

  • That the accused had the specific intent to knowingly batter a law enforcement officer.
  • That the law enforcement officer was engaged in the lawful execution of a legal duty.

Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer is considered a third-degree felony and is assigned a level 4 offense severity ranking according to Florida’s Criminal Punishment Code. If convicted, you may have to serve up to five years in prison and/or pay a maximum fine of $5,000.

If you are facing charges of battery on a LEO, resisting arrest, or any other crime, you need to take your situation seriously. Ignoring or taking your charges lightly is a major mistake and can result in having the maximum penalties enforced against you.

Let Our Firm Help You Avoid Serious Penalties

If you have been accused or charged with battery on a LEO it is important to act quickly. Attorney Evan Hoffman has over 20 years of trial experience and will build the strongest defense possible on your behalf. As a former prosecutor, he has the skills and experience to develop proven strategies in your case.

Call (305) 928-1669 to request a free case review today.

Why Should You Choose The Hoffman Firm?

Here Are Six Reasons
  • Client-Focused Representation

    Our Firm is dedicated to client satisfaction. We are available 24/7 to help those in need.

  • Decades of Experience

    Attorney Evan Hoffman has over two decades of experience fighting for the accused.

  • Premier Criminal Defense Firm

    Experienced Attorney Evan Hoffman has handled some of the most high profile and complex cases.

  • Proven Track Record

    Client satisfaction is our top priority. At The Hoffman Firm we take great pride in our success and case victories.

  • Florida Former State Prosecutor

    Attorney Evan Hoffman has extensive knowledge of the strategies used by prosecutors throughout Florida.

  • Free Initial Consultation

    We offer free initial consultations to ensure that we have your best interests in mind.

Hear it From Our Clients

Read What Past Clients Had to Say
  • “As busy as he is, I was always able to get a hold of him. He provided me his personal cell phone and I was always able to text him if I had any questions.”

    - John
  • “Evan was able to get all my charges dismissed and now 6 months after the worst mistake of my life (getting arrested), Evan was able to give me my life back.”

    - Stacy
  • “I cannot say enough great things about Evan and his staff. He helped me and he will help you too. Call Evan if you are ever in legal trouble.”

    - Armando
  • “I know that I am grateful for all of Evan's hard work and can without a doubt recommend him to my friends, family and all of those out there on the world wide web.”

    - Joshua
  • “If anyone is ever arrested or even under investigation, I can assure you the only person you need to call is EVAN!”

    - John
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  • Charges Dropped Felony Possession of a Firearm

    Our client was arrested for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and grand theft of a firearm.

  • Charges Dismissed Domestic Violence - Battery

    Mr. Hoffman was able to get all the charges dismissed before the case even went to arraignment.

  • Not Guilty Felony Robbery

    Client was charged with armed robbery in Tallahassee. In less than an hour, the jury returned a verdict of not guilty.

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