Aggravated battery is a serious criminal offense that involves the intentional physical harm of another person. It is considered to be more severe than a simple battery charge because it involves either the use of a deadly weapon, or the infliction of serious bodily injury.
In most states, aggravated battery is classified as a felony and can result in jail time or hefty fines if convicted. In some cases, it may also be classified as a hate crime if the perpetrator targeted their victim due to their race, gender, sexual orientation, or other protected characteristics.
The penalties for aggravated battery vary from state to state but typically include prison time and/or large fines. Additionally, those convicted of this crime may face additional civil liabilities such as restitution payments to the victim or community service requirements.