The lawyers at Viacava & Cantor can help you if you have been arrested for Assault in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Naples or anywhere else in Southwest Florida.
Depending upon the type of Assault you are charged with by the State Attorney’s Office you may either be facing a misdemeanor charge or a felony charge. Assault is an abstract charge in that you are being accused not of hurting or injuring another person but rather of putting another person in fear of harm. Regardless of the type of Assault charge you are currently facing being represented by an experienced Fort Myers and Sarasota based criminal defense attorney can make all of the difference.
Is assault a felony in Florida?
Assault is a second degree misdemeanor in Florida. Second degree misdemeanors are punishable by a maximum of sixty days in jail. Aggravated Assault is a third degree felony. Assault is statutorily defined as an intentional, unlawful threat by word or act to do violence to the person of another coupled with an apparent ability to do so and doing some act which creates a well founded fear in such other person that such violence is imminent. An Aggravated Assault is an assault with a deadly Weapon without Intent to kill or with an intent to commit a felony.
Finding an assault attorney
The lawyers at the Fort Myers and Sarasota based Criminal Defense Law Firm of Viacava & Cantor handle Assault cases and Aggravated Assault cases throughout the State of Florida. The Criminal Defense Law Firm of Viacava & Cantor is located in Fort Myers and Sarasota with close and convenient access to all other areas in Southwest Florida including Fort Myers, Sarasota, Bradenton, Naples, Cape Coral, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel, Captiva and Marco Island. Call a lawyer from Viacava & Cantor at 239-672-8934 (Fort Myers) or 941-388-7810 (Sarasota) for a free consultation to discuss the specific facts of your case.