IMPORTANT:This page has used Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia in either a refactored, modified, abridged, expanded, built on or 'straight from' text content! (view authors)


Aggravated battery in criminal law is a more serious form of battery, and is considered a felony. Aggravated battery can be punished by a fine or more than a year in prison. Simple battery which is a misdemeanor can only be punished by less than one year in jail, or by a fine.

Acts most often defined under aggravated battery are:

  • use of a deadly weapon
  • battery in which serious bodily injury occurs, and
  • battery against a child, woman or police officer.


Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.