Although assault and battery are often discussed together as one criminal offense, the state of Florida draws a clear distinction between the two and define both crimes separately. Assault refers to any threat of harm that results in the victim fear of imminent harm. Battery, however, occurs when the defendant makes physical contact with the victim.
If you have been arrested or are being investigated for assault and battery, the time to act is now. At The Law Office of David A. Webster, P.A., we have handled thousands of criminal cases and we take each case to win. When your rights and liberties are hanging in the balance, you can trust that we will face each legal obstacle head on, no matter how big or small.
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The state of Florida recognizes several types of battery and assault – the severity of the charge and penalty depends on the details surrounding the case. Typically, charges for assault and battery can range from second-degree misdemeanor to third-degree felony. Because the laws surrounding these offenses can be incredibly complex, it’s imperative that you waste no time in talking to a trusted criminal defense attorney from our firm. We take the time to craft a compelling case on your behalf.
If charged as a 2nd degree misdemeanor, penalties can include:
If charged as a 1st degree misdemeanor, penalties can include:
If charged as a 3rd degree felony, penalties can include:
Our Seminole criminal defense attorneys have 25 years of combined legal experience and have received recognition from Martindale-Hubbell and The National Trial lawyers. Because we understand that emergencies pertaining your case can arise at any moment, our firm offers 24/7 service. With us on your side, you can be confident that your rights and interested are in good hands.
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