If you have been charged with assault or battery in the Tampa Bay area, whether charged as domestic violence or otherwise, it is in your best interest to contact an aggressive Tampa criminal Attorney.  Call Tampa criminal attorney William B. Wynne today at 813-532-5057, for a free consultation.

Assault and Battery are serious criminal charges which require serious and experienced representation. While battery and assault are commonly seen together, they are distinct offenses. Charges of assault and battery can be charged as misdemeanors, or felonies, depending on the surrounding circumstances and the degree of injury caused. These crimes can be charged as assault, aggravated assault, battery, felony battery, and aggravated battery.

Simple assault is charged as a misdemeanor, and involves a threat to do violence to another person accompanied by the apparent ability to carry it out. Further, this threat must cause the victim to fear that bodily injury may be imminent.  In essence, the offense does not require actually injury. Aggravated assault, on the other hand, involves using a deadly weapon with the intent to commit a felony and is charged as a felony.

A battery occurs when one touches or strikes another against their will, or causes them bodily harm.  Typically, a battery is charged as a misdemeanor.  However, if you have a prior conviction, it can be charged as a felony.  The offense known as “Felony Battery” occurs when one touches or strikes another, against their will, and causes great bodily harm, permanent disability, or permanent disfigurement.  If a deadly weapon is used to achieve this end, it can be charged as an aggravated battery.

A conviction for assault or battery can result in jail or prison time, probation, fines, community service, and court costs.  Further, a conviction for assault or battery, will remain on your record, and may hurt you in the future.  Having an effective attorney advise you as early as possible can increase your chances of getting a favorable result in your case.



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