Assault And Battery Defense Attorney Orlando

Orlando Attorney

If you’ve been recently arrested for assault or battery, then it’s likely that you’re feeling overwhelmed and uncertain of what to do next. You should reach out to a skilled defense attorney as soon as you can so that you can receive the quality defense that you deserve.

Types of Assault & Battery Charges in Florida

There are a range of potential consequences if you are convicted on an assault or aggravated assault, the below penalties are provided for reference only, and pertain to a first offense. It is essential that you talk with our attorneys about your specific criminal charges and case to understand the penalties you are facing. We handle all types of assault cases, including:

Penalties for Assault in Florida

Misdemeanor Simple Assault:

  • Six months to one year in jail
  • Possible community service, participation in criminal education programs, house arrest

First-Degree Felony Assault:

  • Up to 30 years in prison (with a minimum of five if the offense is against a police officer)
  • Monetary fine of up to $10,000
  • Probation (up to 30 years)
  • Restitution to the victim of any expenses that resulted from the assault and battery

Second-Degree Felony Assault:

  • Up to 15 years in prison (with a minimum of three if the offense is against a police officer)
  • Monetary fine of up to $10,000
  • Probation (up to 15 years)
  • Restitution to the victim of any expenses that resulted from the assault and battery

Third-Degree Felony Assault:

  • Up to five years in prison
  • Monetary fine of up to $5,000
  • Probation (up to five years)
  • Restitution to the victim of any expenses that resulted from the assault and battery

In addition, all individuals who commit crimes of domestic violence are also required to enroll in a batterer intervention program.

If you are charged with a second assault or battery offense in Florida, the second offense will automatically be charged as a felony. If you break into someone’s home or car and commit assault and battery, you can be charged with a life felony, punishable by life in prison.

Assault & Battery on the Elderly

Battery on an elderly person is a third degree felony in the State of Florida (784.08). In Florida, it is considered a battery in the third degree to push, smack, or injure any person over the age of 65 if the person committing the assault knows that the victim is indeed over the age of 65. The law does allow for stranger confrontations whereas the arrested person does not realize the person is 65 or over, but unfortunately, but with full knowledge the maximum punishment is often applied. Battery on an elderly individual could yield up to five years imprisonment in a state penitentiary for simply pushing the person. A judge could impose fines and 500 hours of community service along with criminal charges.

How To Successfully Defend Your Assault Charges

It’s important to keep your best interest in mind as you work to navigate your criminal case. Remember that the police have a job to do first and foremost, so they will be collecting information they need to file charges against you. You have to make sure that you have someone on your side willing to listen to your side and present your case. 

Defense attorney Brian Gabriel will work diligently to make sure that your case is handled with fairness. He will do what it takes to gather the information necessary to provide the quality defense that you deserve.

Have You Been Charged With Assault in Orlando? Contact Us Day Or Night

At The Umansky Law Firm, our criminal defense lawyers are dedicated to helping you protect your rights. To schedule a free case review contact us online or call 407-228-3838