When an individual is convicted of an assault or battery criminal charge, they may not only be awarded various fines or penalties, but potentially be left with a permanent mark on their criminal record which may present obstacles such as finding employment, or renting an apartment / home. In the event of a felony conviction, you may loose some of your basic rights as an American citizen, such as your right to vote, obtain or possess a passport, or your right to vote, just to name a few.
An assault occurs when an action or a threat places someone in imminent fear of a non-consensual touching. Assault does not involve physical contact. Defense of assault charges sometimes include self-defense, defense of others, and defense of property.
Battery can be defined as an intentional act of harmful or offensive touching of someone without permission. Accidental contact, no matter how severe, is not considered battery. To be charged with battery, the person who was physically harmed does not have to require medical treatment.
There are also varying degrees of assault and battery crimes based on the circumstances and the severity of injuries which are caused. For example, weapons can elevate the severity of the offense.
When law enforcement investigates allegations of assault and battery, many times the eyewitnesses may not have seen the event in question start, and report what they observed, and who they perceived as the aggressor. Since law enforcement are initially focused on restoring order, due attention to fully investigate the assault and battery incident sometimes is lacking, and simply arrest whomever they believe was involved or responsible. This often leads to individuals who was defending their self or protecting another being arrested on charges of assault and battery.
The Sharpe Law Firm aggressively defends the legal rights of those who are facing allegations of assault, battery, or other criminal defense legal issues. We will addresses all related issues that should be taken into consideration when defending assault and battery criminal charges.
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Since being admitted to the bar, Bill Sharpe has defended hundreds of clients and acted as a defense council in more than 110 trials before juries, with over 73 victories.
These include serious 1st degree and 2nd degree felonies, as well as all types of traffic cases; DUI cases, in both Misdemeanor and Felony Courts in most Judicial Districts throughout the State of Florida.
Born in 1949, Mr. Sharpe was raised in Birmingham, Alabama, not far from City Hall. To stand against what he witnessed in downtown Birmingham as a young man has become his life work.
He is a passionate scholar of the United State Constitution and of the history of the 1960's in America.
At The Sharpe Law Firm, we are dedicated to giving clients personalized attention, responding to calls and e-mails promptly and handling all aspects of each case. Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation about your case or legal issue by calling (407) 625-1649.