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 assault 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.
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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.
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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 challenging time.
Call 904-471-3434 for your FREE case evaluation with the Albaugh Law Firm today.