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Tough Defense Against Serious Charges

Aggravated assault in Florida is a fairly common criminal charge. However, any criminal charge – and especially a violent crime conviction – can have serious consequences and negatively affect your entire future. Since 2004, we’ve provided tough criminal defense, including aggravated assault, for our clients in Clermont and Lake County. Get in touch with The Law Offices of Justin Rickman as soon as possible to arrange a free consultation. Find out what we can do for you, today.

Questions And Answers About Aggravated Assault

In Florida, aggravated assault is when one person attacks another with a weapon. These charges usually happen when one person sustains bodily injuries. Injuries in these cases are typically more severe, such as broken teeth or bones, internal injuries or serious cuts or wounds. You can be charged with aggravated assault in some cases if you are also charged with a felony. Here are some commonly asked questions and their answers.

Is aggravated assault ever justifiable?

Yes. In cases when a person is protecting others, aggravated assault may be legally justified. Florida law allows for people to forcibly defend themselves and others against serious threats.

How is aggravated assault proved?

The prosecution must prove one of these things:

  • You used a deadly weapon.
  • You concealed your identity.
  • You caused serious personal injury.
  • You were committing another serious crime while you injured someone.
  • The victim was a member of a protected class.

An experienced Florida criminal defense attorney will know when to challenge the charges and get any unreliable or inadmissible evidence thrown out. This may mean a reduction in the charges or the potential for a favorable plea bargain. Seeking a reduction to the charges is important in any violent criminal charge.

Is assault worse than battery?

If someone is threated but not physically touched, this can be charged as assault. In order for a charge of battery to happen, a person must be physically touched or sustain bodily injury of some type. 

What is the prison time for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in Florida?

It depends on the details of the case, but the typical sentence is five years and up to $5,000 in fines.

Charged With Assault? Turn To Us.

Our goal is to provide you with a strong criminal defense against these serious charges. To set up a free initial consultation, give us a call today at 352-394-2041 or contact us online. Located in Clermont, we help clients throughout Lake County.