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ASSAULT & BATTERY CHARGES IN FL BROWARD COUNTY VIOLENT CRIMES ATTORNEY
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?
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.