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Jacksonville Assault Attorney

What is Assault in Florida?

Florida Jury Instructions provide that in order to the State to prove the crime of Assault, the following three elements must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt:

  1. Defendant intentionally and unlawfully threatened, either by word or act, to do violence to the victim.
  2. At the time, the defendant appeared to have the ability to carry out the threat.
  3. The act of the defendant created in the mind of the victim a well-founded fear that the violence was about to take place.

Is Physical Contact Required for Assault?

Note, very importantly, that no actual physical contact is required in order to prove Assault in the state of Florida. Also, no injury is required to prove Assault.

What Florida Statute applies to the crime of Assault?

What are the maximum penalties for Assault in Florida?

  • Assault is a second-degree misdemeanor punishable by up to 60 days in jail and up to $500.00 fine.

What are some possible defenses to Assault in Florida?

  • False statements by the alleged victim
  • Self-Defense
  • Defense of Property
  • No intent to threaten the alleged victim

Ask for your free consultation with our Jacksonville assault defense lawyer by calling (904) 615-8950 or contacting us online today!

Our Law Firm Defends Against Criminal Assault and Battery Charges

To defend yourself as vigorously against assault and battery charges, you need to work with an experienced assault crimes attorney in Jacksonville, Florida. The sooner you secure legal representation, the better your chances of avoiding the state's maximum charges. In addition, if you are wrongfully charged, your assault attorney could help you develop your defense.

Contact Our Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyer Today

There are many defense strategies that can be used to fight assault charges in Florida. Our Jacksonville assault attorneys will listen to your side, discuss possible strategies, and work to protect your rights and your future. No matter how serious your situation, the criminal defense lawyers at The Law Office of Kate Mesic, P.A. can help. 

If you've been arrested for assault, contact our assault lawyers in Jacksonville as soon as you can. Call (904) 615-8950now to schedule your initial consultation. 

Our Settlements & Verdicts

Our top priority is to devise customized legal strategies that are tailored to the unique legal needs of our clients, no matter how simple or complicated their situations, might be.

  • Charges dropped Accident-Failed to Give Information and Improper Backing
  • Dismissed Accident-Leaving the Scene, Careless Driving
  • Expunged Allow Minor Alcohol at Open House Party.
  • Charges Dropped Allow Minor Alcohol ot Drugs at Open House Party
  • 1 count of battery amended, others dropped Battery
  • Reduced to municipal ordinance charge Battery

Contact The Law Offices of Kate Mesic, P.A. Today!

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