In the state of Florida is it illegal to spit on another person? What is the crime? What are the penalties?
2 Answers from Attorneys
If you spit on someone else and its against their will, it could be prosecuted as a "Battery" in the State of Florida. If you spit on a police officer, it could be filed as a "Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer," which is a Third Degree Felony punishable by up to five (5) years in prison.
Normally, the misdemeanor battery would be punishable by up to one (1) year in the County Jail and/or one (1) year of misdemeanor probation with court ordered family violence counseling/classes.
Hope that helps,
Aaron J. Slavin, Esq.
SLAVIN LAW FIRM, LLC
Spitting on someone is assault and battery. I don't know how you can be in a self-defense situation with spit. This is clearly illegal and chargable as a crime.
Do not send me an email over this issue. I will reject it because I don't want you to spit on me.
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