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 with wrongdoing.
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 record.
Your defense begins today with a free consultation—(863) 644-5566!
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