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Assault & Battery Laws in Florida

Every criminal case has a multitude of variables to consider. That's why you need an Tampa assault and battery lawyer who is familiar with the ins and outs of court proceedings and defense strategies. Florida law takes assault and battery charges very seriously. If you've been accused, let an attorney from our firm give you the legal assistance you need.

Been accused of assault or battery? Schedule a consultation with our Tampa assault and battery attorney from Taracks & Associates to discuss your defense options.

What is Assault in FL?

According to Fla. Stat. § 784.011(1), assault is an intentional and unlawful threat to commit an act of violence against another person. This threat must instill fear in the victim.

Assault is charged as a second-degree misdemeanor. Fla. Stat. § 784.021 states that aggravated assault includes assault involving a deadly weapon without intent to kill. In order to be convicted of aggravated assault an individual must threaten violence against a victim with the intention of committing a felony. Aggravated assault is a serious offense and usually will be charged as a third-degree felony.

The penalties for assault in Florida may include:

  • 60 days-5 years in prison
  • 6 months-5 years of probation
  • $500-$5000 in fines

What is Battery in FL?

According to Fla. Stat. § 784.03, battery involves actually carrying out a threat of violence. Although they are similar, assault and battery are actually two different crimes. Battery can be charged as a first-degree misdemeanor. However, if an individual if found guilty of aggravated battery or felony battery, he/she may be accused of a felony offense.

The penalties for battery in Florida may include:

  • 1-15 years in prison
  • 1-15 years of probation
  • $1000-$10,000 in fines

Aggressive Assault & Battery Lawyer Tampa, FL

Physical force is the dividing line between assault and battery. Threatening another person is never okay, but convicting an innocent person of a crime they didn't commit is wrong, too. In the middle of a heated argument, it could be easy for someone to make a wild accusation.

If you've been accused of committing assault or battery, talk to a Tampa defense attorney from the firm today. We are ready to fight for your rights in court. Under Florida law, certain elements (such as the presence of children) can elevate the severity of the charge to aggravated assault.

Learn how our criminal defense firm can help you. Call (813) 990-0599 today to schedule your initial consultation.

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