Daytona Beach Assault Attorney
20+ Years to Put to Work on Your Case
Assault is defined as what happens when a person threatens to harm another
person. The crime doesn’t need to involve actually touching the
person, but in order to convict, the prosecutor must show the defendant
intended to threaten the victim, cause the victim to fear, or intended
to carry out a violent act against the victim. Assault could take the
form of words, an intimidating act, or a gesture. Likewise, there are
two different types of assault—simple assault and aggravated assault.
If you’ve been accused of assault, you could face years in prison
and a high fine. Give yourself the best chance of avoiding conviction
by talking to one of our
Daytona Beach violent crimes attorneys as soon as possible.
Simple assault is a 2nd-degree misdemeanor, which can lead to up to 60 days of imprisonment and
a fine up to $5,000. It involves making an intentional, unlawful threat
by word or act to do violence to another person.
Aggravated assault is a 3rd-degree felony, which can result in up to 5 years in prison and a fine
of up to $5,000. Aggravated assault is similar to simple assault, but
it also includes using a deadly weapon without intent to kill or with
an intent to commit a felony.
There are many possible defenses to an assault charge, including the following:
- The assault was an accident
- You did not intend to make the person afraid
- You had consent from the alleged victim to make physical contact
- The assault was in self-defense
- The assault was in defense of another person
- The assault was in defense against harm to property
Call Us About Your Case Today!
Assault is a serious charge, especially if it involves the use of a weapon.
Buckmaster & Ellzey was founded by former prosecutors, meaning they
have unique insight into what the opposition may be thinking and planning.
Avoid the high fines and jail time that come with an assault charge, particularly
if the prosecution intends to charge you with battery as well. In some
cases, state laws also permit a prosecutor to request increased sanctions
for a defendant who has prior felony convictions or whom the court has
found to be a career criminal. Call our
Daytona Beach criminal defense attorneys as soon as possible so we can start mounting an aggressive defense on