Florida Assault and Battery: Our Attorneys can Protect You Against False and Excessive Charges
If you are charged in Florida with assault and battery, an attorney at Dale Carson Law can help you defend your rights and protect you against false charges or excessive charges. Especially if you have been charged with a felony, our lawyers in Florida may be able to get your charges reduced or, in some cases, dismissed altogether.
Whether charged with assault, battery or domestic violence, our attorneys are experienced in challenging charges and making sure innocent people do not go to jail for crimes they did not commit. As a former law enforcement officer, Dale Carson knows how to spot false charges and inadmissible evidence. Put a highly qualified Florida assault and battery attorney on your side. You can schedule a free consultation with Jacksonville assault and battery attorney Dale Carson on our Complimentary Consults page. Or call Dale Carson Law today at 904-355-6777
Differences in Florida Assault and Battery — Attorneys Explain
Most people do not understand that threatening someone is a crime, but threatening someone with physical violence in a way that causes the victim to genuinely fear for their safety can result in an assault charge. Physical contact or harm does not have to occur. If unwanted physical contact or harm does occur, then Battery is the crime in question, not Assault. Simple assault is a second-degree misdemeanor and aggravated assault is a third-degree felony.
In Florida, Battery is intentionally touching or striking a person against their will or intentionally causing someone bodily harm. If battery is committed using a deadly weapon, such as a knife or baseball bat, or the victim is a pregnant woman, the charge is elevated to aggravated battery. Simple battery is a first-degree misdemeanor. Aggravated battery is a maximum fifteen-year felony.
If battery is committed against an emergency medical provider, fire fighter or law enforcement officer, the charges are reclassified to higher level crimes and sentences are much more severe. Battery gets elevated to third-degree felony and aggravated battery is elevated to a first-degree felony.
Assault or battery committed against a spouse, family member, or girlfriend/boyfriend is usually classified as domestic violence and has some different consequences.
Florida assault and battery attorneys at Dale Carson Law are Available to Discuss Your Case Free of Charge
Our felony lawyers in Florida are available to discuss your assault, battery or domestic violence charges and help you understand your rights and possible defenses. The initial consultation with each client is free, so you can find out how an attorney from Dale Carson Law can protect you against false charges and excessive charges. To schedule a complimentary consultation with a Florida assault and battery attorney go to our Complimentary Consults page.
Or call a Florida assault and battery attorney at Dale Carson Law today at 904-355-6777.