St. Augustine Assault Lawyer
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If you have been arrested for assault or aggravated assault - with or without
a deadly weapon - in St. Johns, Flagler, or Putnam Counties, you likely
have many questions about what will happen next and the possible consequences
you could face if you are convicted. You owe it to yourself to hire a
St. Augustine lawyer for your defense. Depending upon the specific facts
of your case and your criminal history, the state attorney may file misdemeanor
or felony charges against you in court.
Get former prosecutors and decades of legal experience on your side today!
What is the difference between Simple Assault and Aggravated Assault?
Under state law, a simple assault is a second degree misdemeanor, with
a maximum penalty of 60 days in jail. It can be charged in cases where
the defendant is accused of making an intentional and unlawful threat
to do violence to another person, whether this threat is by word or by
action. A condition of the charge is that the defendant must have had,
at the time of the incident, the apparent ability to carry out the threat.
The Florida assault statue goes on to state that a simple assault includes
doing some action which causes the alleged victim to feel a well-founded
fear of imminent violence. Aggravated assault has a similar definition,
with the distinction that it occurs when the defendant carried out the
assault with a deadly weapon (though with no intent of committing homicide)
or with the intent to commit a felony. When aggravated assault is charged,
the defendant may face up to five years in prison.
Why Choose Albaugh Law Firm?
Our award-winning law firm has more than 70 years of collective experience. At
Albaugh Law Firm, we take protecting your rights seriously and employ a comprehensive approach
to defending you against assault charges. We immediately start a thorough
investigation into the facts and circumstances of your arrest.
By obtaining copies of the documentary evidence, such as the police reports,
charging affidavit, transcripts of 911 calls, and witness affidavit(s),
to name a few, we can review the conduct of the alleged victim, discuss
with you those facts that may be missing, inaccurate or falsely recorded
in the reports, and start to formulate a defense strategy. We will then
use this strategy during negotiations with the prosecutor or, ultimately,
while arguing your case to a jury.
Get a Free Case Evaluation with a Skilled Trial Lawyer
If you or a loved one is facing assault charges, contact the Albaugh Law
Firm today to schedule an initial consultation. We provide these
confidential first meetings to our potential clients at no cost so that you have a chance to learn
more about our firm and how we can defend you without feeling forced to
make a financial commitment up front.
We want to stand by your side during this challenging time and ensure that
the court hears your side of the story, not just the prosecution's.
Let us work to defend your rights, reputation, and interests during this