Resilient Assault Defense Lawyer in Lakeland
Trusted & Knowledgeable Criminal Defense Lawyer
If you have been arrested for assault, you need to take your charges very
seriously. A conviction can land you in jail, even if it is your first
such arrest. What you need after being charged with assault is to consult
with a dedicated Lakeland criminal defense attorney from my firm who can
contest your charges and work to keep you from a conviction.
At Advocate Law Firm, P.A. I have nearly 20 years of legal experience upholding
the rights of my clients. I fully understand the Florida criminal justice
system and what it takes to beat serious criminal charges. You deserve
someone to stand beside you when accused of a crime who will aggressively
fight to protect your freedom, so look to my law firm when you are charged
What do I face for an assault conviction?
Simple assault is any threatening of another person by words or actions
with legitimate harm, and a first conviction can come with up to 60 days
in jail and/or fines of up to $500.
Penalties can be upgraded however if the assault was directed at certain
individuals such as:
- Law enforcement officers
- Train operators
- Correctional officers
- School employees
- Elected officials
- Sports officials
- Persons 65 years or older
Assault against any of these persons can elevate the charge from a second
to a first degree misdemeanor. If a deadly weapon was involved, the charges
can also be escalated to aggravated assault which is a felony charge.
Start Defending Yourself Today
While your situation m ay appear dire, as a skilled Lakeland criminal lawyer
I can investigate your charges to protect your from a conviction. Many
times, assault is a simple case of misunderstanding or the charge is made
out of spite since no physical contact needs to be made for an assault charge.
Whatever the specifics of your accusation, you can trust that I will work
towards the most positive result possible to keep you from jail and preserve
Your defense begins today with a free consultation—(863) 644-5566!