Charged with Assault?
Fighting for Your Freedom in Miami
If you have been charged with assault, you should speak with a Miami criminal attorney as soon as you can. Oftentimes, police arrest individuals based on perceived threats where there was no imminent violence or well-founded fear. In this situation, having a seasoned criminal defense lawyer on your side is crucial. When you call on Seltzer Mayberg, LLC, you can trust that you have a qualified and aggressive advocate behind your case.
Contact our firm at your earliest convenience to begin fighting for a strong defense.
About Assault in Florida
Assault is the crime of intentionally threatening another person, along with the ability to carry out the action at the time that the threat is made. In order for the courts to find someone guilty of assault, the subject must have the "present apparent ability" to carry out the threat, and the threat must create a true fear that the violence was going to occur. If a person had a deadly weapon in their possession, the penalties and charges may increase.
What penalties could I be facing?
In the state of Florida, law enforcement takes violent crimes seriously. For this reason, the penalties for even a simple assault charge may land you in jail. Depending on the nature of the crime and whether or not a weapon was present, the penalties could range from a misdemeanor to a felony offense.
According to state laws, the following penalties can be enforced:
- Assault: Up to 60 days in jail and a $500 fine
- Aggravated Assault: Up to 5 years in prison and a $5,000 fine
If you have been charged with either of these offenses, it is important to make sure that your rights are protected during the criminal process. To get started on building a viable defense in your favor, contact our firm immediately.
How Seltzer Mayberg, LLC Can Help
You may find that the legal process is daunting, especially if you have been wrongfully charged. It is imperative that you hire a Miami assault defense lawyer who is proficient all of the following:
- Assault law
- Criminal procedure
- The criminal justice system
This could make the difference between a successful and a non-successful outcome. Seltzer Mayberg, LLC represents clients throughout the South Florida area and would be honored to stand up for your rights.
Our lead attorney's years of experience as a former prosecutor have provided our firm with significant insight into how a prosecutor deals with criminal cases. Let us advise you on Florida criminal laws and how best to navigate assault charges.
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