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Your Advocate Against Assault And Battery Charges

When it comes to an assault or a battery case, there is usually a lot more to the story than what is included in the police report. In many cases, arrests were made, yet afterward, everyone agreed that the night simply got out of hand or that the circumstances were embellished. However, these offenses – especially domestic violence-related charges – are serious and should be treated as such.

Assault and battery charges can carry serious consequences and a stigma that affects every aspect of your life. At Bernhardt Riley, Attorneys at Law, PLLC, we understand the gravity of your situation and are here to offer a formidable defense. With offices in Palm Harbor, Destin, Tampa and Clearwater, our legal team is well-positioned to serve clients throughout Florida who are facing these challenging accusations.

Our approach to assault and battery defense is thorough and meticulous, as we meticulously dissect the prosecution’s case, seeking to safeguard your rights and create a strong defense strategy. We are dedicated to providing personalized attention to your case, offering legal counsel that is both strategic and empathetic.

Understanding Assault And Battery Charges

When it comes to understanding criminal charges, it’s crucial to know the difference between assault and battery, as they are distinct offenses with separate legal implications. If you face charges for assault, battery or both, securing a skilled criminal defense lawyer is essential. An experienced attorney can help explain your charges, build a strong defense, and guide you through the legal process.

Assault is an attempt or threat to injure another person. An example of assault would be if someone swings at you and misses you. The key element of assault is the fear or apprehension of harm; no physical contact is necessary. Essentially, assault is about creating a situation where someone reasonably believes they are about to be hurt.

Battery involves actual physical contact. It occurs when a person intentionally makes contact with another person in a harmful or offensive way. This could range from a slap in the face to more serious physical attacks. Battery is the realization of the threat implied by assault, it’s when the punch connects, not just when it’s thrown.

Both charges are serious and carry their own set of potential legal consequences. Understanding these differences is important for anyone facing these charges, as the defense strategy for each can vary greatly.

Stand Strong Against Assault And Battery Charges

Contact Bernhardt Riley, Attorneys at Law, PLLC, to schedule a consultation and discuss your defense options. You can reach us by calling 727-308-4190 or by submitting a request through our online contact form. Let our experienced attorneys fight for you and work towards achieving the most favorable outcome in your case.