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 & Waldrop Attorneys at your earliest opportunity. Our lawyers have more than 78 combined 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.
What Is Considered Assault or Battery 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 days 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 & Waldrop Attorneys today!
Have you been charged with any of the following?
- Misdemeanor battery
- Aggravated battery
- Felony battery
- Domestic battery
Call us today to request a consultation with a trial-tested attorney!
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