Florida Lawyer Representing Individuals Charged with Assault and Battery in Volusia County and Flagler County
Attorney Sam N. Masters, founder of Sam Masters Legal, is a former prosecutor and experienced criminal defense attorney. Mr. Masters has spent more than 30 years of his legal career representing individuals charged with felony or misdemeanor assault charges throughout Volusia County and Flagler County, Florida.
In the State of Florida, any assault and battery crimes are considered to be serious criminal offenses. These charges carry severe penalties, such as expensive fines, probation and even jail sentences. You can be assured that if you have been arrested and charged in the State of Florida, the prosecuting attorney will be working hard to convict you.
Assault is defined in Florida Law as “an intentional, threat by word or act to do violence to the person of another, coupled with an apparent ability to do so, and doing some act which creates a well-founded fear in such other person that such violence is imminent.”
Battery is defined under Florida Law as “when a person actually and intentionally touches or strikes another person against the will of the other person or intentionally causes bodily harm to another person.”
The Types of Assault and Battery Charges
These criminal cases range from a simple confrontation or dispute all the way up to assault and battery with a deadly weapon. The Florida criminal law statutes define these various offenses to include:
- Assault or “Simple Assault”
- Assault with a Deadly Weapon
- Assault with a Firearm
- Assault on a Police Officer
- Battery or Simple Battery
- Battery with Injury
- Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer
- Domestic Violence
- Sexual Assault and Battery
These Offenses Are Serious Crimes with Tough Penalties
Whether you’re arrested or convicted of a misdemeanor or a felony, you could face any or all of the following:
- An inability to gain employment
- Costly fines
- County prison or state prison sentences
- Loss of the Constitutional right to possess a deadly weapon or firearm
- Mandatory anger management courses
- Permanent criminal record
Hiring an Experienced Attorney
If you or a loved one has been accused or charged with any assault or assault and battery offense in the State of Florida, defenses that are often successful include self-defense or a lack of specific intent. With a persuasive defense strategy by an experienced Volusia County lawyer, your criminal charges could be dismissed. The only way to know for sure about the likelihood that your charges will be dismissed is by discussing your case with an experienced criminal defense attorney.
Sam Masters utilizes his over 35 years of legal knowledge and experience handling the complex Florida laws. Sam Masters Legal will work for you by rigorously challenging the State of Florida’s criminal case and facts against you. In the event that you or a loved one has been charged with a felony or misdemeanor; you can trust your legal defense to Sam Masters Legal.