The crimes of Assault and Battery usually arise out of mutual conflict between two people. These two crimes are commonly misunderstood.
According to section 784.011 Florida Statutes, an assault is defined as “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
No actual physical contact needs to occur to be charged with or convicted of assault, which is a second-degree misdemeanor.
Battery, on the other hand, occurs when a person “actually and intentionally touches or strikes another person against the will of the other” and “intentionally causes bodily harm.” See Fla. Stat. Sect. 784.04.
TYPES OF ASSAULT AND BATTERY CRIMES
- Aggravated Assault
- Assault with a Deadly Weapon
- Assault with the Intent of Committing a Felony
- Sexual Assault
- Aggravated Battery
- Battery Causing Great Bodily Harm
- Battery with a Deadly Weapon
- Sexual Battery
- Assault or Battery against a Police and/or Law Enforcement Officer
Assault and Battery, like most violent crimes, carry a pronounced social stigma. Given the nature of the charges of assault and battery, the lack of sympathy offered by the general public and the harsh consequences one faces when charged with this crime, it is imperative to seek the help of a Miami criminal defense attorney that will ensure your rights are protected.
Led by attorney Daniel Izquierdo, the Izquierdo Law Firm will work tirelessly to ensure that your rights are protected. I understand that any person charged with a crime is innocent until they are proven guilty. Izquierdo Law Firm will seek justice in your case and do so in an Aggressive, Personalized and Compassionate manner.
No matter how severe the charge may be, the consequences that may result are serious–both in the short term and long term. Izquierdo Law Firm, a Miami Criminal Defense Law Firm, understands the stress that this can cause a person and their loved ones.