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Aggressive Defense for Criminal Charges

St. Augustine Assault & Battery Defense

We Represent Clients Throughout Clay, Flagler, Putnam, and St. Johns County

If you have been charged with assault or battery, you could staring down misdemeanor or felony charges, depending on the circumstances surrounding your charges. Whatever level charge you face, you should consult with a criminal defense attorney at Taylor & Taylor at your earliest opportunity. Our firm has more than 40 years of proven results and experience to apply to your case.

Why choose our assault defense attorneys?

  • Defending clients in Florida since 1978
  • Proven track record of not guilty verdicts
  • Aggressive, results-driven advocacy
  • Caring, comprehensive legal counsel

If you have been arrested for assault, battery, or aggravated assault in St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra, St. Johns, or the surrounding areas in Florida, you can count on our assault defense lawyers to fight for your every right and your future.

Defining Assault and Battery Charges in Florida

Under Florida law, assault is known as a threat, either a word or action, to physically harm another person. This threat must be accompanied by the apparent ability to carry through with that violence at the time the threat is made, and so instill fear in the alleged victim that he or she will be harmed. If you are convicted of simple assault, you could face up to 60 years in jail, 6 months of probation, and fines of up to $500.

Battery consists of inflicting violence on another person, such as touching, striking, or causing physical harm to them. You can be charged with battery for grabbing someone, throwing something at them, or hitting, punching, kicking, or otherwise striking them—whether or not the alleged victim was injured. Simple battery is a misdemeanor that could mean up to 1 year in jail, 1 year of probation, and up to $1,000 fine.

Assault and battery charges that allege violence against a firefighter, emergency medical technician, or law enforcement personnel will result in more serious charges and penalties.

Challenge Your Assault & Battery Charge Today

It is in your best interests to work with a St. Augustine criminal defense attorney from our firm. Find out how we can help you protect your rights and minimize the negative consequences of charges connected with assault and battery. Contact Taylor & Taylor today!

Have you been charged with any of the following?

  • Assault
  • Misdemeanor battery
  • Aggravated battery
  • Felony battery
  • Domestic battery

Call us today to request a consultation with a trial-tested attorney!

We Come Highly Recommended

  • Mr. Waldrop in my opinion is an excellent Attorney and I would recommend him to anyone seeking legal aid.

    “I never thought that I would be able to avoid prison as I was charged with Aggravated Stalking which carries a mandatory prison sentence. Mr. Waldrop in my opinion is an excellent Attorney and I would recommend him to anyone seeking legal aid. Thank you B”

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  • Great experience from an informative, respectful law firm.

    “Everyone at the firm was extremely friendly and knowledgeable, making sure I understood every aspect and that my needs were met. Mr. Taylor and his team are consummate professionals and I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone for their legal needs”

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  • I cannot express in so few words what a remarkable attorney Mr. Clyde Taylor Jr. has proven himself to be time and time again.

    “I cannot express in so few words what a remarkable attorney Mr. Clyde Taylor Jr. has proven himself to be time and time again. I have the utmost respect and gratitude for how diligently and tirelessly he has handled every aspect of my case.”

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  • He was extremely professional, intelligent and calming.

    “Excellent outcome in my dui case handled by Bradley Waldrop. He was extremely professional, intelligent and calming (which I desperately needed) during our initial interview and throughout the entire process. He has a great mannerism and assured me he woul”

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  • He was very professional and fought hard to prove my innocence.

    “He was very thorough and had all the bases covered for me. I was in a tough spot and didn't know what to do or how to handle things. He provided me with excellent service and ensure my peace of mind about how things were going to play out. I cant begin to ”

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What Sets Taylor & Taylor Attorneys Apart?

  • Over 40 Years of Experience
  • Federal and State Cases Defended
  • Hundreds of Cases Tried Since 1978
  • Qualified to Handle Death Penalty Cases
  • Aggressive and Result-Driven Representation
  • Thorough and Compassionate Guidance and Legal Advice