Aggravated Battery

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What is Aggravated Battery?

In order for the defendant to be guilty of Aggravated Battery, the state must prove each of the following:

  1. On or about [date]
  2. in the state of Idaho
  3. the defendant [name] committed a battery upon [name of victim],
  4. by [description of conduct alleged in the charging document], and
  5. when doing so the defendant [caused great bodily harm, permanent disability, or permanent disfigurement] [or] [used a deadly weapon or instrument] [or] [used any vitriol, corrosive acid, or a caustic chemical of any nature] [or] [used any poison or other noxious or destructive substance or liquid] [or] [caused great bodily harm, permanent disability, or permanent disfigurement to an embryo or fetus].

Potential Penalties?

An aggravated battery is punishable by imprisonment in the state prison not to exceed fifteen (15) years.

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