Assault and battery charges are extremely serious. You need an experienced Tampa Bay criminal defense lawyer to protect your rights under the law.
If you are charged with assault or battery, you need immediate legal assistance from a reputable lawyer. Depending on the complexity of your circumstances, assault and battery may be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony. Both are serious enough to result in jail time and other penalties.
When the charge involves an elderly person, pregnant woman or a child, the penalties may be even more severe. Assault and battery are taken very seriously by the judicial system in Florida, particularly when they involve the most vulnerable members of society. Penalties are also harsh for assault or battery on a police officer.
No matter where you live, a conviction for a violent crime can follow you for the rest of your life and limit your options. It can make finding future employment a challenge and may cause friends and family to feel judgmental toward you.
For all of these reasons, you need an experienced legal team to help you present a solid criminal defense in court, especially in the Tampa Bay region. When you hire Kemp, Ruge & Green Law Gorup, you can fight an assault and/or battery charge with the help of some of Tampa Bay’s most talented lawyers.
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When you’re charged with a serious criminal offense like assault or battery, it can be a stressful, life-changing experience. No matter the circumstances of your case, you deserve competent, compassionate legal representation that gives you a fair shake in the legal system.
At Kemp, Ruge & Green, we have extremely high client satisfaction among people who have been charged with criminal offenses. We take a caring approach, which is why we have so many online testimonials from happy clients in Tampa Bay.
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Is your mind swirling with questions after an assault or battery charge? We understand. That’s why we offer a free and confidential case evaluation that will help you understand your situation. In the meantime, review these common questions about assault and battery.
Are assault and battery the same thing?
No. Assault and battery are not interchangeable terms, despite what you may have seen on television. Do you know that assault does not even require physically touching someone else? It can involve gesturing with a clenched fist, displaying a weapon or even making verbal threats of violence combined with the immediate ability to inflict those threats. All of these would meet the legal definition of assault.
Battery requires physically touching someone but does not necessarily have to involve an actual injury. In a legal sense, battery can be touching someone with your hands or using a threatening object to touch them. The charge of battery can be upgraded to aggravated battery if there is great bodily harm.
Are assault and battery misdemeanors or felonies?
You can be charged with either misdemeanor or felony assault and/or battery. It depends on the exact circumstances of the incident: who the victim is, any aggravating circumstances, how the police and prosecutors choose to charge you. In any case, assault and battery are very serious charges with real consequences.
How will an assault or battery charge impact my life?
Although you are innocent until proven guilty, it might not feel that way. You may feel judged by others and unsure of how to proceed. If you’re convicted of the crime, you may face jail time and other penalties. The conviction can follow you for decades and affect your future, including employment. This is why you need help from a criminal defense attorney experienced in assault and battery law, who can help ensure you get a fair chance at making your case.
Do I have to pay money up front for an assault or battery defense case?
There is no up-front fee when you choose Kemp, Ruge & Green. We will offer you a free and confidential initial consultation, then our fees will be taken at the resolution of your case after we have assisted you. This comes as a huge relief during such a stressful time.
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If you’re arrested on an assault or battery charge, the criminal defense lawyers at Kemp, Ruge & Green can help you decide what to do next. We stand out among assault and battery attorneys in Tampa Bay by providing personal attention to every client and taking time to help you understand your options, whether you live in Hernando, Pasco, St. Petersburg, Hillsborough, Spring Hill, Tarpon Springs, Pinellas or anywhere else in the Tampa Bay region.
You owe it to yourself to choose us for your assault and battery representation and take a proactive step toward protecting your future.
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