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Assault Defense Attorney in Fort Lauderdale

Defend Against Assault Charges in Florida

A Strong Fist with a Black BackgroundAssault and battery are offenses that are often grouped together but are actually two separate crimes under Florida law. Assault refers to the threat of force while battery involves actual physical contact with the victim, often causing bodily harm. There are many gradations of these offenses, ranging from simple assault to felony battery.

If you are facing an assault or battery charge, your first step should be to retain a skilled attorney. At the Law Offices of Jaime A. Aird, you will find a former state prosecutor who takes an aggressive approach to criminal defense. Fort Lauderdale assault and battery defense lawyer Jaime A. Aird has deep insight into how the prosecution thinks and operates, which gives him an edge when representing you.

Reach out to us today by calling (954) 866-7719 or completing our online contact form.

Understanding Assault and Battery Charges and Consequences

How you are charged by a state prosecutor will depend on the type of assault or battery that took place, the extent of any injuries the victim suffered, and whether a weapon was used in the commission of the crime.

Assault and battery charges include:

  • Simple assault, a misdemeanor punishable by up to 60 days in jail and a fine of up to $500
  • Aggravated assault, a felony punishable by up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000
  • Simple battery, a misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $1,000
  • Felony battery, punishable by up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000
  • Aggravated battery, punishable by up to 15 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000

Under state law, a prosecutor can seek enhanced penalties upon a conviction for those with previous felony records.

Depending on the circumstances, there are various possible defenses for assault or battery charges. To explore all avenues for your defense, you need an attorney who knows what to look for and how to put forth a compelling case.

Get Expert Defense for Assault Charges in Fort Lauderdale

It is never too soon to call for help when faced with criminal charges or an investigation. We may be able to reduce your charges or even have them dropped altogether. Our office is ready to get right to work in reviewing your case. Skilled legal assistance is just a phone call away.

Contact the Law Offices of Jaime A. Aird at (954) 866-7719 for a Consultation.

Our Recent Victories

We don't stop until you're satisfied with the result.
  • Case Dismissed Aggravated Assault with a Firearm
  • Case Dismissed Battery
  • Case Dismissed Drug Trafficking
  • Case Dismissed DUI
  • Case Dismissed DUI

Our Client Reviews

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