Assault Charge Defense
Polk County Florida Criminal Defense Firm providing Criminal Assault Defense Attorney – Lawyer Legal Services in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Polk County, and the surrounding Central Florida area.
What is Criminal Assault?
According to Florida Criminal Statute §784.011, “assault” is an intentional, unlawful threat by word or act to do violence to the person of another, coupled with an apparent ability to do so, and doing some act which creates a well-founded fear in such other person that such violence is imminent.
Maximum Criminal Assault Conviction Penalty
Whoever commits aggravated battery shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree which has a maximum penalty of 60 days in jail and a $500 fine.
Aggravated Assault Information
A Criminal assault charges are commonly associated with other crimes that may also be charged if the the prosecution elects to bring additional charges to make their case against you stronger, including but not limited to:
- Violation of a Protective “Restraining” Order;
- Sexual Assault;
- Assault or battery of an individual 65 years or older;
- Assault of a minor;
- Lewd and lascivious acts;
- Burglary; Theft, or Robbery; or
- Other misdemeanor or felony crimes which may relate to the incident for which you were arrested for.
Burden of Proof for a Criminal Assault Conviction
In order for the prosecution to obtain a conviction for battery, intent must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt. Since intent is often very subjective, an experienced criminal defense attorney may get the charges dropped or dismissed.
If a dismissal of your assault charge is not possible, we will ensure you are fully aware of your legal options going forward such negotiating for a plea deal, or in the case of a trial ensure you are fully aware of every aspect regarding defense strategies that may best serve in the defense of the charges against you.
Each assault charge defense attorney, lawyer, and staff member in our law firm are ready to assist you in even the most difficult of legal challenges you may be facing. We will aggressively represent your legal needs, interests, and goals regarding your criminal assault charge issues, as well as other misdemeanor and felony criminal defense related legal issues.
If you must address assault charge defense issues in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Polk County, or the surrounding Central Florida area, speak to an experienced assault defense attorney – lawyer at Carroll Law Group, P.L. today by calling 863.937.9100.