Of all criminal charges in the United States, assault and battery rank with the most common. This is no different in South Florida and it is all too common that there is misunderstanding and an innocent person is charged. With the frequency police see this crime, they can all too quickly assume the worst without hearing or seeing your perspective. It is in these times that you need a defender on your side, and our South Florida criminal defense attorney at The Law Offices of Eric M. Matheny, P.A. can help.
While they are often joined together, legally there is a difference to assault and battery. It is helpful to know the difference, and for a lawyer to skillfully distinguish the two. Assault is defined by Florida statute § 784.011 as a threat or violence against another. What is worth noting is it is intended threat, but not necessarily a committed act.
Battery is defined by Florida statute § 784.03 as when a person intentionally causes harm to another against their will. This differs from assault as it is a committed physical act.
If you have been charged with an assault or battery offense, it is vital you contact a well-trained South Florida criminal defense lawyer who can fight on your behalf.
As The Law Offices of Eric M. Matheny, P.A., we have dedicated our efforts to helping individuals who are facing life-altering charges. With experience and a legacy of results, we offer our services for those in Miami and the greater South Florida region. We offer personalized help, knowing that each person has unique needs and must be handled accordingly.
Call our office today at (888) 900-0365 and receive a free consultation. We are committed to helping those in need, and can help you in this difficult time.
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