Miami-Dade County Assault & Battery Attorney
Facing a Serious Offense with Serious Consequences
Of all criminal charges in the United States, assault and battery rank with the most common. This is no different in Miami-Dade County 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 Miami-Dade County assault & battery attorney at The Law Offices of Eric M. Matheny, P.A. can help.
What Is Assault & Battery?
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.
- Examples of assault and battery include:
- Domestic violence
- Sexual assault
- Aggravated assault
- Aggravated battery
- Culpable negligence
- Felony battery
If you have been charged with an assault or battery offense, it is vital you contact a well-trained Miami-Dade County assault lawyer who can skillfully represent you.
Miami-Dade County Assault & Battery Lawyer
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 Miami-Dade County region. We offer personalized help, knowing that each person has unique needs and must be handled accordingly.
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I was charged with three felony charges related to check fraud. Eric used his expert knowledge to help resolve the charges with one day of jail served on the day that I surrendered myself to have charges filed.- Former Client
He made everything very clear and easy to understand and always kept me up to date with any changes.- Camila
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Tried 50+ Jury & Non-Jury TrialsAttorney Eric M. Matheny has tried enough cases to know that every case deserves a unique strategy in the courtroom. Our firm keeps your future in mind and always protects your rights.
Recognized Criminal Defense AttorneyAttorney Eric M. Matheny has been named among the “Best Criminal Lawyers in Miami” three years in a row: 2017, 2018 and 2019, by Expertise.com.
Experienced Former ProsecutorWith an insider’s perspective on the justice system, he has the ability to assess the strengths and weaknesses of a case to make wise decisions about how to proceed with your defense.
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