Charged with Assault?
Seek out a Miami assault lawyer!
If you have been accused of assault or aggravated assault, your best chance at avoiding life-changing penalties under the law is by contacting a strong and aggressive defense lawyer. The state of Florida takes assault charges very seriously and law enforcement will do anything to keep violent offenders off of the streets. You need immediate legal representation from a firm that understands the delicate nature of your situation.
Under Florida’s assault and battery statute, assault is legally defined as the threat or attempt of violence against another person with the apparent ability to carry out the threat. Assault involves reasonable fear in the victim but does not involve the actual carrying out of the threat or attempt. If violence is actually committed, the crime can be classified as battery.
Types of Assault Cases
There are several different types of assault that you may be charged with, each with its own degree of severity. If you were charged with aggravated assault, it is because the alleged circumstances fell into the legal dictionary, and you could face all of the possible penalties of an aggravated assault conviction, including fines, a prison sentence, and a blemish on your record.
According to Chapter 784 of the Florida Statutes, aggravated assault can either be a) performed with a deadly weapon or b) with intent to commit a felony. This crime is considered a third degree felony, which will be punishable by imprisonment not more than five years and up to a $5,000 fine. Assault and battery are so closely tied because assault typically precedes the crime of battery. If the threat of violence turns into actual violence, it can be considered battery.
These are some additional examples of assault cases:
- Simple assault
- Aggravated assault
- Indecent assault
- Assault and battery
- Sexual assault
- Assault with a deadly weapon
This type of assault is a type of weapons crime. In these scenarios, the violence was threatened by means of a weapon that could cause significant harm. A “deadly weapon” is defined as a firearm, explosives, knives or anything else that could potentially inflict mortal blows or great bodily harm. The law looks unkindly on those that are believed to have full intention of using violence to cause harm to others. If you were charged and believe that this was made in error, obtain our legal counsel today! We have the intimate knowledge of the law that is needed to defend against all types of assault charges.
Call an attorney who can fight your charges!
An experienced Miami criminal defense lawyer at our firm will take the time to explain your rights and the best course of legal action to take. You cannot afford to spend years in prison for an assault conviction, which is why you should reach out to us right away. We devote both time and energy to every client so that they can see a positive outcome for their criminal charges and avoid the serious penalties of conviction.
At Parks & Braxton, PA, we have successfully handled thousands of cases in the past and we have the ability to defend you. Call our firm today!