Hollywood Assault Lawyer

Understanding assault charges and determining when they could be applicable may be complicated since there are various forms of assault cases listed under Florida state law. Assault does not necessarily involve physical contact—depending on the circumstances, it could consist solely of verbal or written threats.

If you have been charged with assault in Florida, you may need to call a Hollywood assault Lawyer from Leifert & Leifert to protect your rights. Our skilled defense Attorneys could analyze your case and recommend the best course of action for you. We know how to defend those accused of assault and could use all our resources to help you achieve a positive resolution to your case.

Assault Laws in Hollywood

Florida Statutes §784.011 describes “assault” as an intentional threat of violence towards another person which creates a reasonable fear of imminent harm in that person. An assault could occur when a person physically threatens another and the other person reasonably believes they will be attacked.

Florida state law classifies assault as a second-degree Misdemeanor, which may result in a prison term of up to 60 days in accordance with Fla. Stat. §775.082. An assault conviction could also carry a potential fine of up to $500. While Misdemeanors are comparatively minor charges compared to Felonies, it could still be important for anyone facing assault charges to have representation from a skilled assault attorney in Hollywood to ensure their rights are upheld throughout Prosecution.

Aggravated Assault

While assault is punishable as a misdemeanor, aggravated assault is much more serious. Under Fla. Stat. §784.021, aggravated assault occurs when an individual commits assault either with:

  • A deadly weapon without the intent to kill
  • Intent to commit a Felony

In either case, a person convicted of aggravated assault is guilty of a third-degree Felony. Such felonies are potentially punishable by up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000. Due to the potentially serious nature of aggravated assault charges, Defendants facing an assault charge are recommended to call our Hollywood assault lawyers at Leifert & Leifert immediately.

Assaults Against Senior Citizens

Florida has special provisions for those convicted of assault or aggravated assault against a senior citizen. Under Fla. Stat. §784.08, an individual convicted of assault against a person 65 years of age or older faces a minimum of up to three years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine. The Defendant must make restitution to their alleged claimant and perform up to 500 hours of community service work. A knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer could help a person understand how special provisions may affect their case.

The degree of punishment for an assault against a senior citizen also increases by one step. A simple assault against a senior citizen is classified as a first-degree Misdemeanor and not a second-degree Misdemeanor. Aggravated assault against an individual 65 years of age or older is classified as a second-degree felony and not a third-degree felony.

Let a Hollywood Assault Attorney Help

While being accused of any crime is unpleasant and is likely to cause disruption to your life, assault charges may be notably serious since they potentially involve time in prison. If you have been charged with assault, be sure to protect yourself and your rights with strong legal representation.

Call Leifert & Leifert today to schedule a consultation with a dedicated Hollywood assault Lawyer. Our legal team could review your case, advise you on your legal options, and represent your interests both in court and out-of-court.

Palm Beach Gardens
  • Palm Beach Gardens
  • 800 Village Square Crossing
    Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Wellington
  • Wellington
  • 12230 Forest Hill Blvd
    Wellington , FL 33414
Ft Lauderdale
  • Ft Lauderdale
  • 507 SE 11th Ct
    #500
    Fort Lauderdale ,, FL 33316
West Palm Beach
  • West Palm Beach
  • 2101 Vista Parkway
    #1006
    West Palm Beach, , FL 33411
Delray Beach
  • Delray Beach
  • 2160 W Atlantic Ave
    2nd Floor
    Delray Beach, , FL 33445
Plantation
  • Plantation
  • 1200 S Pine Island Rd
    #220
    Plantation,, FL 33324
Boca Raton
  • Boca Raton
  • 2255 Glades Rd
    #324A
    Boca Raton, , FL 33431
Get Direction
  • Boca Raton
  • 2255 Glades Rd
    #324A
    Boca Raton, , FL 33431
iboca-raton-location
Get Direction
  • Plantation
  • 1200 S Pine Island Rd
    #220
    Plantation,, FL 33324
Plantation-location
Get Direction
  • Delray Beach
  • 2160 W Atlantic Ave
    2nd Floor
    Delray Beach, , FL 33445
Delray Beach
Get Direction
  • West Palm Beach
  • 2101 Vista Parkway
    #1006
    West Palm Beach, , FL 33411
west palm beach location
Get Direction
  • Ft Lauderdale
  • 507 SE 11th Ct
    #500
    Fort Lauderdale ,, FL 33316
Ft Lauderdale
Get Direction
  • Wellington
  • 12230 Forest Hill Blvd
    Wellington , FL 33414
Wellington
Get Direction
  • Palm Beach Gardens
  • 800 Village Square Crossing
    Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Palm Beach  Gardens
Palm Beach  Gardens
Wellington
Ft Lauderdale
west palm beach location
Delray Beach
Plantation-location
iboca-raton-location