It is all too common for a situation between two people to get out of control. When things get heated between two people, one person might act aggressively, or even violently towards the other. Taking things too far, the aggressor might commit an assault or some other violent crime, against the victim. The victim can then press charges against the aggressor.
If you are facing assault or charges for a violent crime in Fort Lauderdale, it is critically important that you seek the help of an experienced and dedicated assault & violent crimes lawyer as soon as possible.
Assault and Aggravated Assault
When a person is threatened with physical harm, but is not actually physically harmed, the victim suffers an assault. An assault can be facilitated with the use of words, violent gestures, or aggressive actions, or a combination of any of the above. When an act of physical violence is committed against the victim, the assault turns into a battery, or some other violent crime, depending on the circumstances.
There are two types of assault charges in Florida, which are assault and aggravated assault. Assault, or simply assault, involves the use of threats or the suggestion of violence to force a victim into doing something because the victim perceives the threat of imminent harm or violence. Assault charges can be enhanced to aggravated assault charges in a number of situations, such as when the aggressor uses a deadly weapon You commit an assault, or has the intention of committing a felony during the commission of the assault.
Other Violent Crimes
When violence in a situation escalates above and beyond in an assault, the crime can turn into a violent crime. Use of force, violence, or weapons are all indicators of a violent crime. The State of Florida takes allegations of violent crimes very seriously. Some examples of violent crimes include:
- Battery or aggravated battery, or battery committed on a pregnant female or law enforcement officer
- Stalking or aggravated stalking
- Robbery or home invasion
- Resisting arrest
- Unlawful or false imprisonment
- Crimes involving serious bodily injury
- Domestic violence
- Attempted murder
- Manslaughter or aggravated manslaughter
Most violent crimes in Florida are felonies. Conviction of a violent crime can carry significant consequences. The best thing to do if you are facing violent crime charges is to work with an experienced violent crimes lawyer to develop your strongest possible defense based on your particular circumstances. Your case will need to be thoroughly investigated, the evidence carefully examined, and your defenses must be carefully and meticulously prepared.
Have a Committed Assault and Violent Crimes Defense Lawyer on Your Side
Being charged with assault or a violent crime is a serious matter, and it requires the skills and dedication of an experienced criminal defense lawyer. These types of cases require immediate attention. Let our team of criminal defense lawyers put our years of experience to work for you. Please do not hesitate to contact our team of lawyers who are committed to serving you. We can be reached by calling 877-393-0526 today.