Assault and Battery
Orlando Assault and Battery Attorneys
There are many different types of situations that can result in needing an Orlando assault and battery attorney. You could be charged with assault and battery if you have been involved in a bar fight, domestic violence issue, or a sexual assault. Assault and battery charges can range from a lower level misdemeanor offense to a serious felony that carries up to 15 years in prison.
Assault and battery are a combination of threat and physical harm. The severity of harm incurred decides the charge and/or degree of an assault and battery case.
What is the difference between assault and battery?
At the most elementary level, the difference between assault and battery is that an assault is a verbal attack or actionable event (non-violent) which intimidates a person, and a battery is the act of physically harming another person. Typically, an assault charge is coupled with a battery charge and rarely tried alone in court due to the difficulty to prove a threat.
If a weapon or great bodily harm has been inflicted, the charge can become aggravated assault or aggravated battery. When you enter the ranks of aggravated assault or aggravated battery you are no longer looking at a misdemeanor charge; it becomes a felony charge in which you may have to serve up to 15 years in prison.
A conviction for assault can result in fines, probation, anger management counseling, the loss of your right to own a firearm and prison time. Assault convictions are generally more severe for those with prior convictions, especially those with a history of assault.
At Longwell Lawyers we have represented clients charged with simple assault and battery to aggravated assault and felony battery. Contact the Orlando criminal attorneys at Longwell Lawyers to discuss your assault and battery charges.
Our Orlando criminal attorneys understand not all cases are clear-cut. There are two sides to every story. Our attorneys will investigate what happened and explore possible defenses that might point out flaws in the prosecution’s case. In the case that you are accused of assault or battery, our criminal attorneys will be able to help explain your side of the story and clear your name.