Free Case Evaluation

Aggravated Assault Crimes

Broward County Defense Lawyer

No matter what type of crime you have been accused of committing, it is crucial that you take your charges seriously. When you are facing charges for aggravated assault, that means your penalties and consequences will likely be increased or heightened.

Michael A. Gottlieb has more than 25 years of experience and knows how to handle tough cases, especially those involving assault with a deadly weapon. These charges can carry serious repercussions, including jail time, fines, social backlash, and more.

What is a deadly weapon?

It is important that you understand the charges you are facing. Aggravated assault is different from simple assault and can result in much more serious consequences. When an individual threatens to cause a victim harm, by word or action, then they can be accused of assault. When this assault involves a deadly weapon, the charges can be increased. Even if no physical action is taken, the intention alone can result in a charge.

The following are considered deadly weapons and will increase charges if involved:

  • Firearms
  • Knives
  • Baseball bats
  • Poison
  • Rope
  • Crowbars
  • Hammer

Essentially, any item, even if not dangerous in nature or design, that is used to threaten another with violence can be considered a deadly weapon. This means that even something you may not consider dangerous, such as threatening your neighbor while working on the roof with your hammer can be taken the wrong way, resulting in serious charges.

Whether you have been wrongly accused or your charges were a misunderstanding, it is crucial that you start building your defense right away. Do not wait another day to contact a skilled legal advocate!

Contact the office to schedule a free consultation with the firm today.