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Assault - Criminal Defense

Lakeland Assault Defense Attorney, William Twyford, Esq., puts his experience as an Assault Criminal Defense Lawyer to work for those in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Polk County and the Surrounding Central Florida areas.

Call 863.585.5283 today to schedule a confidential consultation with Attorney William Twyford about your legal rights, options and goals involving Assault Defense or other Criminal Defense issues or disputes.

Criminal Assault is often a misunderstood crime. While some states consider criminal assault and criminal battery as the same crime, the Criminal Statutes of the State of Florida has distinguished “assault” and “battery” as separate crimes, with varying degrees as to the level each crime in order to ensure there are sentencing guidelines appropriate for the various forms of assault and battery crimes.

Criminal Assault is distinguished as a crime that does not involve any unwanted and intentional physical contact between the accused and the alleged victim of assault. According to Florida Statutes, Criminal Assault is 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.

Commonly called simple assault, if a firearm or deadly weapon is not used during the alleged assault, the assault is typically charged as a misdemeanor crime.

If the assault involves a firearm or other deadly weapon the accused may be charged with aggravated assault which is a felony crime.

Assault is an inherently objective crime as the “perceived intent of the accused” by the victim is weighed against the actual intent of the accused. Another factor that may make the situation even more objective is if the accused had a legal carry and conceal permit for a firearm, and at no time did the accused show – brandish – make mention of – or use as a threat any reference to the legally carried firearm… only to have law enforcement find out the accused was carrying the firearm at the time of the altercation. And what if the alleged victim uses the knowledge that the accused is lawfully able to carry a firearm with a lawful carry and conceal permit, and uses that knowledge out of spite over a simple argument?

The waters can be a murky with various potential factors of assault crime allegations. Attorney William Twyford will ensure that you have just as much as a voice as those who accuse you of an assault crime. Law enforcement may often look at the physical stature of the accused and the alleged victim and make an arrest for assault on this premise alone. All too often the real threat of violence has actually been made by and initiated by the individual who called the police. Mr. Twyford will diligently work to ensure the whole story is told, and that your legal rights are protected using every legal resource available under the law.

A criminal conviction for arson may result in incarceration, lengthy periods of probation, fines, or other mandatory classes, mandatory programs, or penalties that the court may have the authority to impose as a result of a criminal conviction.

If arrested and charged with committing an assault crime, make sure you become fully aware of your legal rights and the options that may be available to you under the law in order to reach the best possible outcome relating to the defense of assault or other criminal charges you are facing.

If have questions, concerns, or need to address legal issues relating to assault defense or other criminal defense matters, seek the legal advice and representation of an aggressive criminal defense attorney. At Twyford Law, LLC, you will work with an experienced lawyer who is dedicated to protecting the legal rights those accused, arrested and charged with assault or other criminal charges in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Polk County and the Surrounding Central Florida areas.

Call 863.585.5283 to discuss your legal rights, options, and needs relating to Assault Crime Defense or other Criminal Defense issues or disputes. You may also contact us by filling out and submitting our online case evaluation form.


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