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.
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
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
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.
863.585.5283 to discuss your legal rights, options, and
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