Defense Attorney, William Twyford, Esq., puts his experience
as a Battery 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 Battery
Defense or other Criminal Defense issues or disputes.
Just as with criminal assault, battery crimes are not always
an open and shut case for the accused. Florida Statutes
define Criminal Battery as when a person actually and
intentionally touches or strikes another person against the
will of the other; or intentionally causes bodily harm to
The word “intentionally” in this case can be very subjective
and may sometimes be viewed by law enforcement as who they
believe was the aggressor. This may sometimes be viewed as
who the larger in physical stature was between of the
parties involved, who got the worst of the altercation, and
who appears to be more defiant or uncooperative between the
When law enforcement arrives on the scene you have a right
to remain silent. But remaining silent may be perceived as
uncooperative. Now we have a dilemma. Talk or don’t talk.
It may be recommended that you cooperate with authorities,
but be mindful that you have a right not to incriminate
yourself. If you talk with law enforcement, you should not
volunteer any additional information than what is asked of
you. However, if the facts support your innocence, and you
can accurately demonstrate that the contact was
unintentional or was in the act of self-defense, tell your
side of the story accurately and do not embellish the facts,
as making false or misleading statements in an investigation
is a criminal act in itself.
If the criminal assault involves a firearm or other deadly
weapon the accused may be charged with aggravated battery
which is a felony of the second degree.
Attorney William Twyford will ensure that your voice and
version of events are brought to light. 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 battery 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 a battery 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 battery or other criminal charges you are facing.
If have questions, concerns, or need to address legal issues
relating to battery 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 battery 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
needs relating to Battery Crime Defense or other Criminal
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