Aggravated Battery Law and Legal Definition

Aggravated battery is a more serious form of battery, and is considered a felony since it may be punished by a fine or more than a year in prison. A battery is any physical contact with another person, to which that person has not consented. The definition of aggravated battery varies by state, but typically one of the following must exist:

•Use of a deadly weapon.

•Battery in which serious bodily injury occurs or there is an intent to cause serious bodily harm.

•Battery involving a hate crime.

•Battery against a police officer or a vulnerable person, such as a child or an elderly person