Violation of Probation
Assault, Batter and Other Violent Crimes
Are you being charged with assault and/or battery in Florida? At The Orlando Law Firm P.L., we understand the seriousness of the situation and know what you are going through both physically and mentally. Let's start by explaining what constitutes assault and battery. Assault is a an entirely separate charge from battery. In Florida, assault constitutes of a threat or attempt to cause injury to another. You must have the apparent ability to carry on that threat. Furthermore, you must have done some act that creates a well-founded fear in the other person that violence is imminent.
Battery, on the other hand, is the intentional touching of another without their consent. The key word in Florida's definition of battery is "touching". It is not necessary to hit somebody to be charged with battery in Florida. However, hitting, slapping, striking or even spiting on somebody is sufficient to cause an arrest for battery.
It is important to understand that prosecutors can still go forward with a case even though the alleged victim recants and does not want to testify against you in court. Do not fall asleep believing that your case will automatically be dropped if you know that the alleged victim will not testify against you. Also, if the judge imposes a no-contact order with the victim, it is important to understand that you must not have any contact with the victim. You cannot call, text, or send a third party messenger to the victim. More importantly, if you and the victim want the no-contact order lifted, it has to be lifted by the judge and not by the victim.
There are a number of specific offenses relating to assault and/or battery in Florida:
Assault with a Deadly Weapon
Assault with the Intent of Committing a Felony
Battery with a Deadly Weapon
Battery Causing Great Bodily Harm
Assault or Battery against a Police Officer
Please allow our knowledge and skills in this area of the law to provide the aggressive and passionate representation that you are entitled to.