Assault and Battery Consequences
While many people use the terms interchangeably, assault and battery actually refer to two separate and distinct criminal offenses. Assault is the act of threatening another person with violence, or otherwise making him or her feel apprehension. Battery refers to the act of intentionally harming another person. No matter what charges you are facing, it is important that you work with a skilled assault & battery defense attorney. At Rothman & Associates, P.A., we have over four decades of experience defending Florida residents against criminal charges. You can be fully confident in our ability to successfully resolve your matter.
The consequences of conviction for assault or battery are serious and may include jail or prison time, a fine, probation, loss of employment, or loss of a professional license. These consequences vary depending on the circumstances of the incident and the seriousness of the charges.
For example, simple battery refers only to unwanted physical contact between two people. Aggravated battery, however, occurs when a person uses a deadly weapon or attempts to cause serious physical injury.
If you have been accused of assault or battery, speak with one of our attorneys today.
When should I speak with law enforcement?
You are at risk of incriminating yourself or making irreversible mistakes if you discuss an incident with law enforcement before speaking with an attorney. Contact our Miami assault & battery lawyers if you would like to arrange a consultation and discuss an assault and battery defense with a lawyer. From the moment our client retains us, we do all we can to get charges reduced or dismissed altogether. Before and during trial, we provide an aggressive defense against charges, including:
- Felony assault
- Domestic violence
- Aggravated assault
- Felony battery
- Aggravated battery
- Assault with a deadly weapon
- Armed robbery
- Weapons charges
- Misdemeanor assault or battery
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At our criminal defense firm, clients charged with a violent crime receive a defense provided by skilled and experienced attorneys. We realize that when you contact our Miami assault and battery attorneys, you need a concerned and responsive answer. We serve clients from the Middle and Southern federal districts of Florida and in communities, including Ft. Lauderdale, Miami Beach, West Palm Beach, Hollywood, Miami-Dade County, Palm Beach County and Broward County.