Aggravated Assault Lawyer in Miami
Florida Aggravated Assault Laws
What is aggravated assault? Assault can be categorized as either assault or aggravated assault. Aggravated assault is covered under Section 784.021 of the Florida Statutes. Under §784.021 an assault is "aggravated" when it involves an attempt or threat of violence against another person, which is classified as a more serious offense due to particular aggravating factors:
- Possession or brandishing of a deadly weapon
- Intent to commit a felony
If someone says that they are going to beat someone else up yet they are physically stopped by a witness, this may be construed as assault. On the other hand, aggravated assault is a more serious offense. For example, a person in the process of committing a robbery (a felony offense in Florida) who threatened a victim and put him or her in reasonable fear of serious injury, this would constitute aggravated assault.
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Aggravated Assault Penalties
In Florida, aggravated assault is a third-degree felony and may be punishable by up to 5 years in state prison along with a fine of up to $5,000. Aggravated assault may be designated as a "strike" offense, and this makes your criminal defense representation all the more important. You may have been acting in self-defense or may have been trying to protect your family or your property.
Defense Against Aggravated Assault Charges
At the Law Office of Michael Mirer, P.A., our lead attorney Michael Mirer is more than your average defense attorney, he is a former prosecutor for Miami-Dade County where he prosecuted all types of criminal offenses. Over his career, he has spent a significant amount of time in a courtroom and he has personally been involved in more than 100 trials.
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If you are facing criminal charges for aggravated assault, it's critical that you enlist the services of a highly qualified defense attorney. In the past, people could get into a disagreement or even a physical altercation and they were allowed to work out their differences, even if it meant a fight. These days whenever you physically threaten to harm someone, you could get into serious legal trouble even if you had every right to defend yourself or make such a threat.
Assault cases are not in black and white, there is always a back story to what happened; however, without a skilled and aggressive attorney, the prosecutor may only see the other person's side, and this can be detrimental to your future and result in imprisonment. Whenever you're facing third-degree felony charges, or any other criminal charges, your future hinges on your aggravated assault defense attorney's ability to effectively defend your case.
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