Assault - Battery - Criminal Defense Attorney
Orlando Criminal Law Lawyer, providing Assault - Battery Criminal Defense Attorney Legal Services in Orlando, Winter Park, Maitland, Orange County, Seminole County, Osceola County, and Central Florida area.
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An assault occurs when an action or a threat places someone in imminent fear of a non-consensual touching. Assault does not involve physical contact. Defense of assault charges sometimes include self-defense, defense of others, and defense of property.
Battery can be defined as an intentional act of harmful or offensive touching of someone without permission. Accidental contact, no matter how severe, is not considered battery. To be charged with battery, the person who was physically harmed does not have to require medical treatment.
Assauly or Battery Allegations:
When law enforcement investigates allegations of assault and/or battery, many times eyewitnesses may not have observed the event in question from the start of the altercation, reporting only what they observed and who they perceived as the aggressor.
Since law enforcement initially focuses on restoring order, due attention is not always given to fully investigate the assault and/or battery incident, sometimes resulting in the arrest of an innocent person who acted in self defense or was protecting another person.
Assault or Battery Convictions:
An Assault and/or Battery crime may be charged as a misdemeanor or felony crime, depending upon the evidence mounted against the accused. If convicted of an assault or battery charge, the conviction may result in:
- Hefty fines
- Lengthy terms of probation
- Potential jail or prison time
- Community service
- Forfeiture of certain basic civil rights (for felony convictions)
If you are facing Assault or Battery Criminal Charges, it is imparative that you find out what your legal rights are, as well as your legal options, and potential defense strategies.
Be proactive in protecting your legal rights. Speak to Criminal Defense Lawyer, Adam B. Reiss.
Call 407.841.9051 today to about your Assault - Battery Criminal Defense Legal Needs.