Expert Guidance on Assault Charges

Navigating Assault Charges and Crafting a Strategic Defense with Patrick Wilson Law

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Understanding Assault:
An Overview

Classified as a misdemeanor in Florida, the Assault offense occurs when an individual, through words or actions, intentionally threatens violence towards another person.  

Types of Assault Charges:

  • Child Abuse: Involves intentionally causing physical or mental harm to a child, ranging from second to third-degree felonies, with aggravated child abuse as a first-degree felony for severe actions. 
  • Harassment: A repeated course of conduct causing significant emotional distress without a legitimate purpose, leading to first-degree misdemeanor charges and escalating to a third-degree felony as aggravated stalking when coupled with a credible threat. 
  • Sexual: First-degree felony sexual battery in Florida occurs when a victim over 12 years old is subjected to force, coercion, incapacitation, or abuse by a law enforcement officer, carrying a potential prison sentence of up to 30 years. 
  • Aggravated Assault: Involves an intentional, unlawful threat with apparent ability, constituting a second-degree misdemeanor, but escalates to a third-degree felony if a deadly weapon or intent to commit a felony is involved, carrying a potential prison sentence of up to five years.
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Educational Information
Know Your Rights

If you or someone you know is facing assault charges, it's crucial to understand your rights to ensure a fair legal process. Here are key points to be aware of: 

  • Presumption of Innocence: You are presumed innocent until proven guilty. The burden of proof lies with the prosecution.
  • Right to Confront Witnesses: You have the right to confront and cross-examine witnesses brought against you. 
  • Bail Rights: You may be entitled to reasonable bail unless there are compelling reasons for denial.
  • Right to Present a Defense: You have the right to present a defense, call witnesses, and introduce evidence in your favor. 

Our Assault Defense Services

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Comprehensive Consultation

Begin with a confidential consultation to discuss the details of your case. Our legal team will provide insights into potential defense strategies tailored to your situation. 

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Thorough Case Analysis

We conduct a thorough analysis of the evidence, identifying strengths and weaknesses. Our defense strategies are designed to address the unique aspects of assault cases. 

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Courtroom Advocacy Trust

Trust Patrick Wilson Law to represent you effectively in court. Our attorneys have the expertise to navigate assault proceedings and advocate for the best possible outcome. 

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