Tampa Bay - Brandon Florida Aggravated Assault Attorney
Tampa Bay - Brandon Florida Aggravated Assault Criminal Defense Lawyer
Have you been charged with aggravated assault in Tampa Bay? A criminal defense lawyer from The Lawler Firm can help.
Aggravated assault is a serious charge in Florida. Florida Statute 784.021 states "An "aggravated assault" is an assault: (a) With a deadly weapon without intent to kill; or (b) With an intent to commit a felony."
Under Florida Statute 784.011, "An "assault" is an intentional, unlawful threat by word or act to do violence to the person of another, coupled with an apparent ability to do so, and doing some act which creates a well-founded fear in such other person that such violence is imminent."
By the very definition of the crime, aggravated assault does not require a touching of the other person, just a threat of violence creating a well-founded fear that violence will occur. Aggravated assault does require a deadly weapon or an intent to commit a felony. While obvious deadly weapons include guns and knives, some other items might be considered deadly weapons, such as baseball bats or a large wrench. It all depends on the circumstances of the case.
Aggravated assault as described above is a third-degree felony in Florida. It is punishable by up to five years in state prison, sixty months of probation, fines and court costs, restitution to the victim, and law enforcement investigative costs. Conditions of probation may also include anger management counseling, restraining orders, community service, and alcohol restrictions.
If you have been charged with aggravated assault, you need to hire a Tampa Bay criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. A Tampa Bay - Brandon Florida assault lawyer can prepare your defense, interview witnesses, review police reports, analyze and discuss your options with you, and negotiate with prosecutors to reduce, or possibly, dismiss the assault charge altogether.
If you have been charged with assault, call The Lawler Firm now for a free no obligation consultation. You will speak to your actual aggravated assault criminal defense attorney who will meet with you, even on evenings and weekends. Call Now (813) 413-8828!