Time is of the essence when charged with any form of Martin County Assault or Battery. If you have been arrested or charged with the crime of Assault or Battery Stuart FL the sooner you contact me the sooner I can begin the process of collecting evidence in your defense.
As Martin County Assault or Battery incidents can occur in the presence of witnesses, it is important that you contact us today so we can move immediately to begin the process of securing any available witnesses on your behalf. View the information below on Stuart, FL Battery and Assault and their maximum penalties and then please contact me today for a 100% FREE Consultation so I can begin working on your Assult or Battery case as soon as possible. Remember this is not a complete list of all forms of Assault or Battery. If you do not see the form of Assault or Battery you are looking for please contact me today and we can discuss your specific charges immediately. I want to fight for your rights and provide the personal service you deserve.
The Law of Battery
- A Battery occurs when a person intentionally touches or strikes another person against their will, or intentionally causes bodily harm to another person.
- Battery is a First Degree Misdemeanor and carries a maximum penalty of 1-year in the county jail, 1-year Probation, and/or a $1000 fine.
- Felony Battery is a Third Degree Felony and carries a maximum penalty of 5-years in prison, 5-years probation, and/or $5000 fine.
- Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer is a Third Degree Felony and carries a maximum penalty of 5-years in prison, 5 years of probation, and/or a $5000 fine.
- Aggravated Battery is a Second Degree Felony and carries a maximum penalty of 15-years in prison, 15-years of Probation, and/or a $10,000 fine.
- The difference between being charged with a Battery, Felony Battery, Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer, or an Aggravated Battery is based on prior battery convictions, who was struck, the injury caused to the other party, or the use of a deadly weapon.
The Law of Assault
- An Assault is an intentional, unlawful threat by word or act to do violence to the person of another, coupled with an apparent ability to do so, and doing some act which creates a well-founded fear in such other person that such violence is imminent.
- Assault is a Second Degree Misdemeanor and carries a maximum penalty of 60 days in the county jail, 6 months Probation, and/or a $1000 fine.
- Aggravated Assault is identical to an Assault however it includes the use of a deadly weapon without the intent to kill, or an Assault with the intent to commit a Felony. Aggravated Assault is a Third Degree Felony and carries a maximum penalty of 5-years in prison, 5-years Probation, and/or a $5000 fine.