GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA, ASSAULT AND BATTERY LAWYERS
Circumstances leading to assault and battery charges are nearly infinite. Common situations include:
- Bar fights, often fueled by alcohol
- Road rage
- Domestic violence
When a weapon is involved, assault charges will become aggravated assault charges. Any conviction on assault or battery will leave you with a criminal record. It doesn’t matter if you believe that a minor incident was exaggerated. If a criminal court considers you guilty, a misdemeanor or felony conviction to your name is almost sure to complicate your life in ways that you cannot now predict.
It is, therefore, essential that you find a defense lawyer you can trust to zealously pursue the most favorable outcome attainable in your case such as:
- Charges dismissed
- Reduced charges
- No jail time
- Deferred sentencing
- Lessened penalties
Even if you were, in fact, involved in an altercation, you may be able to avoid a criminal record by agreeing to take part in anger management therapy. Self-defense may be a valid defense. The facts of your case will help your attorney devise and recommend a defense strategy most likely to succeed. Contact a respected criminal defense attorney at Avera & Smith, to get your defense strategy discussions in motion.