Brevard County Assault and Battery Lawyer
What are the Penalties for Assault & Battery in Florida?
Assault and battery is a very serious charge in the state of Florida. Assault and battery are often charged simultaneously because they are separated only by the success of physical harm against another. Put simply, assault is defined as an attempt to cause another individual bodily harm or the threat of causing harm. Battery is the act of physical violence against another.
This means that if one attempts to harm another individual but is unsuccessful in doing so, they may still be charged with assault and not for battery. But since the actual result of the intention, the physical harm itself, is usually the only way to prove the intention, they are usually charged at the same time.
Types & penalties of assault & battery include:
- Simple Assault - 2nd Degree Misdemeanor - penalties include up to 60 days imprisonment & up to $500 in fines.
- Aggravated Assault - 3rd Degree Felony - penalties include up to 5 years imprisonment & up to $5k in fines.
- Simple Battery - 1st Degree Misdemeanor - penalties include up to 1 year imprisonment & up to $1k in fines.
- Felony Battery - 3rd Degree Felony - penalties include up to 5 years imprisonment & up to $5k in fines.
- Aggravated Battery - 2nd Degree Felony - penalties include up to 15 years imprisonment & up to $10k in fines.
Contact our assault lawyer in Brevard County today to learn more about how we can defend you.
Assault and Battery Attorney serving Cocoa, Palm Bay, Titusville, and Melbourne
Our firm has assisted countless clients with assault and battery charges so that they could move on with their lives. Successful defenses that have been used to protect clients against these charges.
These defenses include:
- Acting out of self-defense
- Accidental contact
An alternative sentence may be granted to you where it is not possible to get the charges dropped. At Kernan & Austin, LLC, we take action to help clients in fighting to avoid serious penalties. We utilize our experience and knowledge and work diligently toward a favorable outcome for our clients.
We understand how much you have at stake and find that many people do not realize how many defense options are actually available to them until they speak with an attorney that has defended many similar cases successfully, such as our legal team. If you have been accused of assault and battery, contact a Brevard County criminal defense attorney who can protect you from the allegations that are being made against you. Even if you believe that there is merely an investigation taking place, the time to call is now.
Contact a Brevard County Assault and Battery Attorney from the firm today.