Under Florida Law, aggravated assault and aggravated battery are serious criminal offenses. You need to get immediate legal representation to defend yourself against aggravated assault charges. If convicted of aggravated assault, you may have to take anger management classes, face prison time and open yourself to personal injury lawsuits and other civil claims.
If you have been charged with aggravated assault in Brevard County, Volusia County, Seminole County, Osceola County, Indian River County or Orange County, contact the Law Offices of Germain & McCarthy for a free consultation on your aggravated assault case.
Melbourne Aggravated Assault Lawyer
The Law Offices of Germain & McCarthy represent clients accused of violent crimes in the Brevard and surrounding counties. If you have been charged with aggravated assault, contact one of our attorneys at (321) 253-3447 to get immediate legal assistance. Our attorneys will work to get your aggravated assault charge either significantly reduced or completely dismissed.
Aggravated Assault Under Florida Law
The difference between an assault and an aggravated is the use of a deadly weapon. Under Florida Statutes Section 784.021, a person is guilty of aggravated assault if the prosecution can show an individual:
- Put another person in fear
- Of immediate bodily harm
- By using a deadly weapon
The penalty for an aggravated assault is up to 5 years in prison. With an experienced aggravated assault defense lawyer, you can get the charges either reduced or dismissed. It is the prosecution’s burden to prove the elements of aggravated assault. If your defense attorney can show that the person was not in fear of immediate harm then the state has not proved the case.
You must talk to a criminal defense attorney about the specific facts of your case in order to get a defense to aggravated assault charges.
Law Offices of Germain & McCarthy | Aggravated Assault Arrest in Brevard County
If you are charged with aggravated assault in Brevard County, contact the Law Offices of Germain & McCarthy at (321) 253-3447 to get immediate legal representation. A conviction for aggravated assault can result in jail time. You need a Melbourne violent crime defense attorney to help you with your case. Once you outline the circumstances of the aggravated assault case to our lawyers, we can begin creating a defense to get the charges reduced or dismissed.