If you are facing a battery and/or assault charge, contact the Dadan Law Firm. A conviction for a battery and/or assault will affect your life, any professional licenses may be suspended, you may have a no contact order against you, and where you can live may depend on the outcome of your case.

Our role at Dadan Law Firm is to help you navigate through the legal challenges of any assault and battery defense case. This guide below will give you a quick overview of what is an assault and battery and what the state of Florida has to prove for a conviction.

What Constitutes an Assault or Battery?

Knowing the difference between an assault and a battery charge is crucial to your case. Assault laws are different from battery laws because they don’t need to involve actual physical contact. An assault is to intentionally and unlawfully threaten either by word or act to do violence to another person, and have the ability to carry out the threat and the act created in the mind of the other person a well-founded fear that violence was about to take place.

A battery is when an individual intentionally touches or strikes another person against his or her will and/or the Defendant intentionally causes bodily harm to victim. It is important to note, that if you have been previously charged with a battery and were convicted or received a withhold of adjudication your second offense becomes charged as a felony.

Possible Consequences of Assault Convictions

The leading reason why you want to work with an attorney who can help defend against the assault charges is because it will impact your future. A pending assault charge will show up on your background check and may affect not only employment, but housing.

Beyond those consequences, there are immediate legal penalties to consider. A simple assault carries a maximum sentence of up to 60 days in the county jail and/or 6 months’ probation with a maximum $500.00 fine and court costs.

Defending Against Assault Charges

Our role is to develop a comprehensive assault defense. We will look at strategies like proximity and ability to commit the offense, , false allegations, conditional threat of violence, self-defense, and more.

In the event you are facing an assault or battery charge, contact our firm for a free consultation at (772) 579-2771. Dadan Law Firm services clients in Saint Lucie County, Martin County, Indian River County, Martin County, Okeechobee County, and Palm Beach County.