Assault And Battery Attorney in Orlando and Lake County
Assault & Battery are actually two distinct and very different crimes. TV shows routinely misconstrue this as one charge, but in Florida, that is not the case. Assault does not involve the physical act of touching. Actions, such as clenched fists, display of weapons, or even threats of violence combined with the immediate ability to inflict the threat of violence equates to an assault in the state of Florida. The assault can be simple which makes it a misdemeanor or aggravated assault which is prosecuted in Circuit Court. Regardless of the severity of the crime committed, it is important to seek the legal counsel of qualified Orlando criminal defense attorneys.
Battery requires touching, but doesn’t require injury. This could be with hands or objects, such as bats, rocks, knives or any instrument. Battery charges can be upgraded depending on the weapon used, the amount or extent of the injury, or the accused’s prior record of battery offenses. As the best Orlando Assault & Battery attorneys, we have the knowledge and experience to determine the proper course of action when fighting this in court. Call us for a free consultation.