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An Assault Allegation Is Not A Closed Case

Last updated on November 29, 2023

Assault and battery cases are more complex than simply looking at a person’s physical state. Many complicated factors might not be obvious to a judge or jury right away. You have the right to a fair trial and I work to help you receive one.

At Powell Law Firm P.A., it is my job to make sure that the court keeps an open mind – and that you gain the most protection possible. I know what is at stake, which is why I am dedicated to standing up for you.

How Assault And Battery Charges Differ

In Florida, assault and battery refer to different types of crimes. Assault involves making threats of violence with the ability to carry out the threat. Battery involves actual physical contact without the other person’s consent – regardless of whether that person suffered injuries.

Assault and battery charges can also have different levels, including:

  • Simple assault
  • Aggravated assault, which involves the threat of a weapon or felonious intent
  • Simple battery
  • Felony battery, which depends on the degree of injury
  • Aggravated battery, which involves either severe injury or use of a deadly weapon

You can turn to me for comprehensive defense in assault and battery cases involving sexual battery, domestic abuse, theft charges and more. With more than 20 years of experience, I advocate for my clients’ rights.

I Work To Refute Their Evidence

Even if someone is physically injured, it does not necessarily mean that a crime occurred. In some cases, the evidence does not tell the whole story. I can help you explain your perspective and what their evidence does not show.

Some assault or battery cases could be the result of self-defense or the defense of someone else. In other situations, a person may have misunderstood a joke or sarcasm as an imminent threat. Alternatively, an accident may have injured someone, but there was no intent to cause harm.

Whatever the case may be, I will work to protect you against false accusations, rights violations and serious penalties. As your criminal defense lawyer, I will remain loyal to you and your future.

Consult With An Experienced Lawyer

Do not allow your case to be over before it even begins. Get legal representation from the start. Call 941-564-7173 or send an email to Powell Law Firm P.A. in Punta Gorda. I will work to protect your interests immediately.