Battery on a Facility Employee by Throwing Body Fluids or Other Things - Florida Statute 784.078
Are you being charged, in Palm Beach County, Florida, with Battery on a Facility Employee by Throwing Body Fluids? We are Battery on a Facility Employee by Throwing Body Fluids attorneys located in West Palm Beach. When you are arrested, for Battery on a Facility Employee by Throwing Body Fluids, you want a lawyer that understands and practices in this area of law. Don’t hire a lawyer that dabbles in criminal defense, hire a criminal defense attorney that has extensive experience in Battery on a Facility Employee by Throwing Body Fluids cases. Your attorney needs to have knowledge and experience but also needs to know the players. Knowing the players comes from years of being inside the courtroom. Finding the best criminal defense attorney in Palm Beach County, for your case, is difficult. You need to review their educational background, experience in criminal cases, their reputation in the community, and their ability to communicate with you, the client. The quality of the criminal defense attorney you hire to defend your Battery on a Facility Employee by Throwing Body Fluids case is extremely important. We ask that you consider our South Florida Criminal Defense Attorneys
Many people have never heard of this crime mostly because the people that commit this crime are in jail or prison. When people are locked up, they get angry and frustrated at their hopeless situation. Others are bored and simply want to be entertained by planning a way to get back at the prison guards. On top of that, individuals are sometimes locked up with other individuals who are more than willing to encourage individuals to “get back” at the prison guards.
What the State has to Prove for You to be Convicted of Battery on a Facility Employee
In order for the state to convict a person of this crime, the state must prove:
- You were detained in a facility;
- You intentionally touched/hit or tried to touch/hit the victim without their consent by throwing/ launching:
- Seminal fluids;
- Chewed-up food;
- Poop; or
- You intended to annoy, irritate, intimidate, or cause fear in the victim;
- The victim was employed at the facility;
- You knew that the victim was an employee at the facility.
A facility is any:
- State prison as defined in Florida Statute 944.02(8). (Prison, work camp, prison farm, etc.);
- Privately run prison as defined in Florida Statute 944.710 or under Florida Statutes chapter 957;
- Local government jail operated under Florida Statutes chapter 950 or chapter 951; or
- Any facility operated by the Florida Department of Corrections or the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice.
The worker who is the victim does not have to be an employee of the state. The worker can be a sub-contractor that is performing work for a private corporation running the facility or the public agency running the facility.
When a person commits this crime, they necessarily commit the crimes of battery or attempt which are both very easy for the state prosecutor to prove. If an individual commits this crime but is only charged with battery or attempt, the defendant can still have the charges filed against him changed to the more serious third-degree felony of battery on a facility employee.
It is very important that anyone that is charged with this crime contact a Wellington Battery Attorney at The Law Office of Roger P. Foley, P.A. for help in providing a defense. The facts surrounding the case are going to be very important in defending the defendant. All of the things mentioned above (blood, poop, pee, etc.) are things that do not accidentally fly through the air onto someone.
The crime is considered a third-degree felony which is punishable by a maximum of 5 years in prison and a $5,000 fine. The Florida Criminal Punishment Code ranks this crime as a level 4.
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If you have been arrested and charged with a battery on a facility employee in the Palm Beach County, Broward County or Martin County area, it is extremely important that you contact an attorney at The Law Office of Roger P. Foley to discuss your defense options. You will want an attorney who can handle your case and aggressively defend you.