784.03 Battery; felony battery.—(1)(a) The offense of battery occurs when a person:1. Actually and intentionally touches or strikes another person against the will of the other; or2. Intentionally causes bodily harm to another person.(b) Except as provided in subsection (2), a person who commits battery commits a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.(2) A person who has one prior conviction for battery, aggravated battery, or felony battery and who commits any second or subsequent battery commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084. For purposes of this subsection, “conviction” means a determination of guilt that is the result of a plea or a trial, regardless of whether adjudication is withheld or a plea of nolo contendere is entered.History.—s. 5, Feb. 10, 1832; RS 2401; s. 1, ch. 5135, 1903; GS 3227; RGS 5060; CGL 7162; s. 2, ch. 70-88; s. 730, ch. 71-136; s. 19, ch. 74-383; s. 9, ch. 75-298; s. 172, ch. 91-224; s. 5, ch. 96-392; s. 4, ch. 2001-50.
CHAPTER 784ASSAULT; BATTERY; CULPABLE NEGLIGENCE
784.011 Assault.784.021 Aggravated assault.784.03 Battery; felony battery.784.041 Felony battery; domestic battery by strangulation.784.045 Aggravated battery.784.046 Action by victim of repeat violence, sexual violence, or dating violence for protective injunction; dating violence investigations, notice to victims, and reporting; pretrial release violations; public records exemption.784.047 Penalties for violating protective injunction against violators.784.048 Stalking; definitions; penalties.784.0485 Stalking; injunction; powers and duties of court and clerk; petition; notice and hearing; temporary injunction; issuance of injunction; statewide verification system; enforcement.784.0487 Violation of an injunction for protection against stalking or cyberstalking.784.049 Sexual cyberharassment.784.05 Culpable negligence.784.062 Misuse of laser lighting devices.784.07 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.784.071 Assault or battery on a law enforcement officer; missing while in line of duty; blue alert.784.074 Assault or battery on sexually violent predators detention or commitment facility staff; reclassification of offenses.784.075 Battery on detention or commitment facility staff or a juvenile probation officer.784.076 Battery on health services personnel.784.078 Battery of facility employee by throwing, tossing, or expelling certain fluids or materials.784.08 Assault or battery on persons 65 years of age or older; reclassification of offenses; minimum sentence.784.081 Assault or battery on specified officials or employees; reclassification of offenses.784.082 Assault or battery by a person who is being detained in a prison, jail, or other detention facility upon visitor or other detainee; reclassification of offenses.784.083 Assault or battery on code inspectors.784.085 Battery of child by throwing, tossing, projecting, or expelling certain fluids or materials.