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Assault offenses in Boca Raton are serious. They require immediate attention and a carefully crafted defense strategy to protect your rights and freedom.

At The Rudman Law Group, criminal defense attorneys have extensive experience handling complex criminal defense cases. Founding attorney Douglas J. Rudman is a former prosecutor with more than 18 years of experience, which gives his team unique insights into how the other side thinks when building defense strategies.

What Are The Types Of Assault Offenses In Palm Beach County?

Depending on the situation, you may be charged with either simple or aggravated assault. Simple assault is a misdemeanor offense, while aggravated assault is a felony.

What Constitutes Assault In Florida?

Actual physical contact is not required for an assault charge. Any credible verbal or physical threat of violence against another person could result in an assault charge under Florida law.

Assault (“simple assault”) is the less serious charge. The charges can be elevated to aggravated assault, however, based on additional factors, such as:

  • The threat or violence occurred during the commission (or intended commission) of another felony, such as a home invasion or carjacking.
  • The victim was a police officer, emergency medical service provider, firefighter, public transit employee or another protected person.
  • The level of the assault was extreme, such as threatening someone’s life.
  • A weapon was used, whether that was a gun, knife, iron bar, rock or anything else that might be considered “deadly.”

Because there can be some overlap between the two charges, a skilled defense attorney can sometimes successfully negotiate an aggravated charge down to simple assault.

What Are The Possible Penalties For Assault In Boca Raton?

The penalty for simple assault includes up to 60 days in jail, six months of probation and $500 in fines. A conviction for aggravated assault can include up to 5 years in prison, $5000 in fines and restitution.

Consult An Assault Lawyer Today

Contact The Rudman Law Group at 561-464-2615 or online to schedule your free consultation with an experienced attorney. Act fast to best protect your rights and your future.

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