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Assault

Assault is defined by Florida Statue 784.011. It is 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

Aggravated Assault

Aggravated assault is defined by Florida Statue 784.012. It is considered an aggravated assault if the assault is made with a deadly weapon or while committing a felony offense. 

A weapon is considered a deadly weapon if it used or threatened to be used in a way likely to produce death or bodily harm. These weapons typically are knives, firearms, and motor vehicles. 

Felony Cases & Assault

Unlike simple assault cases, felony cases involve a greater amount of evidence. In defending these cases, it is important to challenge the State’s evidence. It is not uncommon to call defense witnesses to testify on the defendant’s behalf.

Assault Penalties

If you believe you are a victim of domestic violence or could become one, you can ask the court for an order of protection. If the judge believes there is an immediate and present danger of domestic abuse, the judge can order a temporary injunction against the abuser until a final hearing is held.

Simple Assault

  • Misdemeanor of the second degree
  • Maximum penalty of 60 days in jail
  • 6 months probation
  • $500 fine

Assault Defenses

  • Self-defense
  • Consent
  • Defense of others
  • Defense of property

The court may impose additional sanctions such as anger management classes or counseling.

Attorney Brandon Gans understands that each assault case is unique. Therefore, he will tailor a theory of defense specific to each case’s facts and circumstances.

They took their time to listen and were able to help me in my case.  I highly recommend them!

- J Smith

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