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Aggravated Battery With a Firearm

Aggravated battery with a firearm

Aggravated battery with a firearm or “agg batt” as lawyers call it, is sometimes charged instead of attempted murder in Florida.  The allegations are usually that a defendant shot someone and they lived.  

There is usually no issue of great bodily harm when a bullet enters a human body.  There may be a valid defense of lack of intent (it was an accident), self defense under Florida's stand your ground law, or defense of others to an aggravated battery with a firearm charge.