Florida Assault and Battery: Our Attorneys Can Protect You Against False and Excessive Charges

You can contact an attorney at Dale Carson Law if charged in Florida with assault and battery. We can help you defend your rights and protect you against false or excessive charges. Particularly if you face felony charges, our Florida lawyers strive to reduce or, in some cases, completely dismiss your charges.

Our attorneys, experienced in challenging charges of assault, battery, or domestic violence, actively ensure that 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 attorney, Dale Carson, on our Complimentary Consults page. Or call Dale Carson Law today at 904-355-6777

Differences in Florida Assault and Battery

Most people do not understand that threatening someone is a crime. Additionally, 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 an individual commits battery 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 an individual commits battery against an emergency medical provider, firefighter 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 different consequences.

Florida 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. This is so you can find out how our expert team can protect you against false or excessive charges. To schedule a complimentary consultation with a Florida assault and battery attorney, call Dale Carson Law today at 904-355-6777.