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.


  • Assault
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Assault with a Deadly Weapon
  • Assault with the Intent of Committing a Felony
  • Sexual Assault
  • Battery
  • 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.

Do You Find Yourself In Need Of A Miami Criminal Defense Lawyer?

If you've recently found yourself in need of an experienced criminal defense attorney in Miami you should contact me as soon as possible. Please feel free to contact me online or to call my Coral Gables office directly at 305.707.7345. You can also request my free book "The Ultimate Guide To Fighting Criminal Charges In Florida", a detailed download discussing the myths, rumors and hearsay often associated with criminal charges, what to expect from your criminal court proceedings and important steps you must take to battle your charges.


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Coral Gables defense lawyer helping clients accused of Federal Crimes, DUI, Domestic Violence & Sex Crimes.