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Orlando Assault & Battery Lawyer

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Award-Winning Criminal Defense during Challenging Times

Having an assault or battery conviction on your record can affect everything from employment and school to housing and licenses. These crimes are considered violent crimes, which not only come with a stigma but also some severe punishments. With an aggressive, knowledgeable Orlando assault and battery lawyer on your side, you may be able to avoid the serious and lasting consequences of a conviction. At Parikh Law, our team has handled many of these kinds of cases. We understand what it takes to defend you.

Types of Crimes We Handle

Under Florida law, an assault is any intentional act that causes another individual to have a well-founded and reasonable fear that violence may take place against them or another. The act can be either words, actions, or a combination of both. The accused must appear to actually have the ability to perform a violent act against the alleged victim for an assault to have actually taken place.

For example, let’s say Bob and Jim are both in front of a house just feet apart and are having an argument. Bob tells Jim he is going to punch Jim in the face, and then aggressively walks toward Jim. If Jim reasonably feels that Bob is about to hurt him or touch him, Bob can be charged with a simple assault.

Assault and Battery Lawyer

Assault and battery crimes can include:

How We Can Help

In Florida, some assault crimes can cause you serious problems. For example, aggravated assault is a third-degree felony that can come with up to five years in prison or probation with a $5,000 fine. Once you are convicted of one of these crimes, you will have a criminal record following you around that can harm your chances to find housing, employment, and other opportunities. Let Parikh Law help. Our Orlando assault and battery lawyer knows what it takes to fight for you.