Jacksonville Assault Defense Attorney
Experienced Defense Against Assault Charges
Have you been arrested for assault in Jacksonville, Florida? If so, you will likely have many questions regarding the criminal process and possible consequences of a conviction. Depending on the factors of your case and your criminal background, you can face either misdemeanor or felony charges. Whether you are arrested for simple assault or aggravated assault, you can benefit from the legal counsel of one of our firm's Jacksonville lawyers. We have more than 70 years of combined experience handling a variety of criminal cases, including assault.
Types of Assault
In Florida, you can be charged with one of two types of assault. Simple assault is defined by Florida law as, "an intentional, unlawful threat by word or act to do violence to the person of another." In order for you to be convicted, it must be proven that you actually had the apparent ability to commit assault and that you acted in a way that caused well-founded fear in the other individual. Assault is classified as a second-degree misdemeanor, which can be punished by up to 60 days in jail.
Aggravated assault is charged when an individual harms another person with a deadly weapon without the intent to kill. It also occurs when assault is committed with intent to commit a felony. This crime is charged as a third-degree felony and can be punished by up to five years in state prison. Rather than allowing your life to be defined by the charge you are facing, we encourage you to take action and schedule a free case evaluation.
Dedicated Legal Guidance in Jacksonville, FL
At the Albaugh Law Firm, we take pride in protecting your rights and employing a comprehensive approach to your defense of the assault charge. Our firm can immediately begin a thorough investigation into the specific facts and circumstances surrounding your arrest and detainment. Find out more about how we can specifically assist you by contacting us today!