Assault & Battery
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Gainesville Assault & Battery Lawyer
Assault or Battery Charge? Call (352) 356-8967.
If you are facing assault or battery charges in Gainesville, you need to take action now to protect your freedom. We urge you to contact a criminal defense attorney Gainesville who is skilled in assault and battery defense. If you join forces with an aggressive Gainesville assault and battery attorney, this can greatly increase the chance of your charges being dismissed.
Why Choose Our Gainesville Assault & Battery Attorneys?
- We have 20+ years’ criminal defense experience
- We believe you are innocent until proven guilty
- We will work tirelessly to defend you
- We are backed by a track record of not-guilty verdicts
At Kinsell Law Firm, we understand that unexpected incidents occur that can result in a criminal charge. We are ready to listen to you and do whatever is needed to help you navigate the legal process. We service the Gainesville, Florida area with superior defense of assault and battery charges. We are skilled in investigations, motions to suppress, jury selection, cross-examination, and powerfully advocating for clients rights at every step.
If you've been arrested for assault or battery, contact us today to start your defense.
Understanding Assault and Battery Charges
Assault is the threat to use force against another person, a threat that is backed by the apparent ability to inflict serious harm, putting the other person in fear of injury. Battery is the actual touching or striking of another against their will or intentionally causing another serious bodily harm. The penalties for these offenses can include years in prison, depending on the nature of the weapon used and the extent of the harm caused.
How Bad is a Simple Battery Charge?
A simple battery charge in Florida can result in serious penalties if convicted.
Possible penalties for simple battery include:
- First degree misdemeanor: punishable by up to a $1,000 fine, one year’s probation, up to one year in jail and restitution
- Third degree felony: up to a $5,000 fine, five years’ probation, up to five years in prison and restitution
How can we help you? After we interview you to learn everything we can from you about what happened, we can investigate the incident to uncover evidence and speak with witnesses. We know how to challenge any confessions if your constitutional rights were infringed upon, and we strenuously object to any improper evidence or testimony submitted by the state. Throughout the process, we are ever watchful for opportunities to press the state for dismissal or reduction of the charges.
Facing charges for assault or battery? Contact a Gainesville assault & battery lawyer at (352) 356-8967 to get effective defense.