Hollywood Assault And Battery Lawyer

Assault and battery are frequently grouped together, but the truth is the two are distinctly different criminal charges. Florida laws define assault as any threat of harm that causes an individual to be concerned about his or her safety. It does not include physical contact between the accused and a victim.

Battery involves actual physical contact with a victim and is perpetrated without the victim’s consent. It is not necessary for a victim to be injured to constitute battery, only that the act was not consensual.

Florida laws encompass several types of assault and battery, some more serious than others. Conviction of any assault or battery charge could have a significant long-term impact on your career, educational opportunities or personal life. At Magilligan Law in Hollywood, I advocate aggressively for individuals who face assault, battery and other criminal charges.

Criminal Defense With A Personal Approach

The overriding objective is to minimize the impact that criminal charges have on your life. The means of accomplishing this varies with each case, which is why it is important to retain the services of a criminal defense lawyer who approaches each case individually and does not employ one-size-fits-all solutions.

Florida prosecutors have the right to seek increased penalties for a defendant who has prior felony convictions or to request lighter sentences if mitigating circumstances warrant as much. As a former assistant state attorney with the Miami-Dade County State Attorney’s Office, I have experienced firsthand the flexibility afforded to prosecutors and understand how to work within the system to negotiate resolutions that benefit my clients.

Of course, if you have been wrongfully accused, or if you were acting in self-defense or the defense of another person, I am a trial-tested attorney who is always prepared to advocate for you in court or work to get the charges dismissed.

The First Step Is A Consultation

I welcome the opportunity to review the facts of your case, provide a candid assessment, and recommend the best course of action. Call or use my online contact form to schedule a meeting.