If you are facing criminal charges for assault or battery in Fort Myers, at Calvo & Calvo, Attorneys at Law, we may be able to help you avoid conviction and its consequences. Our Fort Myers assault and battery defense attorneys have vast experience working with criminal cases in the area and have a successful track record of case dismissals and acquittals.
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Assault Charges in Fort Myers
Assault, which is the threat of violent action by verbal or nonverbal means, is a second degree misdemeanor, while aggravated assault is committed with a deadly weapon but without intent to kill, or if it was committed with the intent to commit a felony.
The penalties for these charges could include:
- Second-degree misdemeanor assault: Up to 650 days' jail and fines
- Third-degree felony assault: Up to 5 years' prison and a $5,000 fine
The nature of assault makes it both difficult to prove and difficult to defend; given that the proof of a threat relies primarily on witness testimony, it is imperative that you retain an experienced and knowledgeable Fort Myers criminal defense attorney if you have been charged with assault. In order to be convicted of assault, it must be proven that a threat was made and that it was reasonably viable.
Battery Charges in Fort Myers
Physical violence against another person is a first degree misdemeanor and may result in a year imprisonment and/or up to $1,000 in fines if convicted.
Battery becomes a felony crime:
- If the defendant has a prior battery-related conviction
- If permanent disability or disfigurement is caused
- If strangulation is attempted or committed against a family member or significant other
- If the offense was committed with the use of a deadly weapon
- If the defendant was aware that the alleged victim was pregnant at the time of the offense
Felony battery charges can be third or second degree felonies, meaning that a conviction could result in $5,000-$10,000 in fines and up to 5 or 15 years in prison.
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We are committed to protecting the rights of every one of our clients and ensuring that their constitutional and legal rights are respected at all times. When your future depends on the outcome of your case, it is imperative that you retain a highly skilled and aggressive attorney as soon as possible.
You should take steps to protect yourself as soon as you are charged with a crime, so that we can begin investigating your case and building your defense immediately.
Contact a Fort Myers Assault & Battery Lawyer for legal representation and defense in assault & battery cases.
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