What are some effective defenses in a battery case in Florida?
Answer: The same. Self-defense is probably your most common type of defense in a battery case. The other one that would you see is that it wasn’t intentional; it was just an accident. Sometimes people are struggling over an object and there is an intentional touching or striking to the other person, but it wasn’t really intentional because you were really trying to get the object, you weren’t really trying to hit the other person. Another time that you see a battery charge where the defense of it wasn’t intentional will come into play is if someone’s walking away, you’re in a heated discussion—you usually see this more with domestic violence situations—when someone is trying to walk away, you grab their arm to try to get their attention. But you’re not really intending to hurt or cause any kind of harm to the person.