Winter Park Assault & Battery Attorney
Offering Dedicated Defense Services for More than 15 Years
In the heat of the moment, a tense situation can escalate out of control. When police become involved, you may find yourself facing assault and battery charges. These charges are serious, and the penalties of a conviction are severe. At the Law Office of Carrie L. Rentz, P.A., we know how stressful and overwhelming this can be. Our assault and battery attorney in Winter Park is well-versed in all aspects of criminal defense. We offer aggressive yet compassionate legal representation, and we can help you.
Types of Assault & Battery Cases in Florida
Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may be facing charges of assault or battery. Assault charges refer to situations in which an individual is threatened or intimidated by someone. For the threat to be credible, the individual must be capable of carrying out the threat. Battery charges refer to situations in which an individual is physically attacked and suffers bodily harm.
Common assault and battery cases include:
- Aggravated assault
- Aggravated battery
- Assault or battery of a police officer
- Assault or battery with a deadly weapon
- Domestic battery
- Sexual assault
- Sexual battery
The factors of your case will determine if you are charged with a misdemeanor of a felony, such as the presence of a weapon and the severity of a victim’s injuries. Regardless of how your case is prosecuted, you must secure legal representation.
The penalties of a conviction include both fines and jail time. Furthermore, the presence of a criminal conviction on your record can preclude you from finding work or housing. It can also have a negative impact on other pressing matters, such as custody cases. With such high risks, it is not recommended that you represent yourself.
Aggravated Battery in Florida
In the state of Florida, battery is considered to be aggravated battery according to the circumstances of the case.
Some circumstances that are considered to be aggravated battery include:
- Battery against a victim that the defendant knew or should know was pregnant
- Knowingly and intentionally causing great bodily harm or permanent disfigurement / disability
- Battery with a deadly weapon
In addition, if a firearm was used or possessed during the battery you can face enhanced penalties.
Get Aggressive Assault & Battery Defense Today
Law enforcement officers can make mistakes and not all accusations of assault are legitimate. At the Law Office of Carrie L. Rentz, P.A., we are committed to our clients. When you hire our Winter Park assault and battery defense attorney, you will always be treated with care and respect. With experience as a former prosecutor, we know how to defend these types of criminal cases. Put our 15 years of experience to work for you.