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Assault & Battery Charges in FL

Broward County Violent Crimes Attorney

Are you facing criminal charges for assault or battery? Unsure of what you can do to protect your rights? Call on Michael A. Gottlieb for award-winning legal services! His firm brings more than 25 years of experience to every case they handle and have been given an AV Preeminent® rating from Martindale-Hubbell®.

Assault and battery vary slightly. To commit assault, a person must intentionally threaten by word or action to carry out an act of violence against another. Battery occurs when a person intentionally touches or strikes another against their will, purposefully causing them harm. Both charges are very serious and can result in life-altering repercussions. There is no time to waste in building your defense! You don't have to fight your charges alone; call on their Broward County violent crimes lawyer today for counsel.

What type of consequences am I facing?

In Florida, assault and battery both carry severe penalties, including fines, jail time, and other repercussions. Depending on the factors involved in your case, you could even be facing a felony. This could greatly impact not only your reputation, but your future for years to come.

The penalties will be determined by the level of the crime you are accused of:

  • Simple assault: This charge is considered a second degree misdemeanor and can carry a 60-day sentence with up to $500 in fines.
  • Simple battery: This charge will result in a first degree misdemeanor and may carry up to 1 year in jail and $1,000 in fines.
  • Aggravated assault: This type of assault is a third degree felony that carries up to 5 years in prison and no more than $5,000 in fines.
  • Aggravated battery: You could be facing a second degree felony, up to 15 years in prison and no more than $10,000 in fines.

It is crucial that you do not take your charges lightly. Whether you have been accused of simple battery or aggravated assault, you need to start building a strong and strategic defense. Give Michael A. Gottlieb a call today to schedule your free consultation.