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I don’t care what you’re accused of doing. You are a human being and you deserve to have someone in your corner who will fight for you. I will not judge you; I’ll defend you. - Tim Flaherty

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Fort Walton Beach Assault and Battery Attorney

Any act that involved either actual physical harm or the threat of it is going to be aggressively pursued by both law enforcement and prosecutors. Aside from the possibility of serving a prison term, you may be perceived as a dangerous and unstable person to potential employers or landlords if you are convicted of Assault or Battery.

Also, some assault and battery offenses are impossible to expunge or seal from your criminal record, meaning that this can stick with you for the rest of your life, even if the charges against you are completely false.

I know how devastating a conviction for Assault or Battery can be on someone’s life. I also know what it takes to effectively fight these charges. I have been defending clients accused of Assault or Battery in Fort Walton Beach since 2001. I have learned strategies and defenses that are very effective for my clients. Give me a call at (850) 243-6097 and I will put my experience to work for you.

Assault and Battery Crimes in Fort Walton Beach

My team and I at Flaherty Defense Firm have many years of experience defending locals, military personnel, and vacationers who have been accused of the following Assault and Battery crimes in Fort Walton Beach:

Charge Statute Misdemeanor/
Degree Maximum Penalty
Simple Battery / Misdemeanor Battery 784.03(2) M 1st 1 year jail and $1,000 fine
Simple Assault 784.011 M 2nd 60 days jail and $500 fine
Domestic Violence 741.28 M 1st 1 year jail and $1,000 fine
Aggravated Assault with a Weapon or Firearm 784.045(1)(b) F 3rd 5 years prison and $5,000 fine
Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer 784.07(2)(b) F 3rd 5 years prison and $5,000 fine
Domestic Violence by Strangulation 784.041(2)(a) F 3rd 5 years prison and $5,000 fine
False Imprisonment 787.02(2) F 3rd 5 years prison and $5,000 fine
Child Abuse 827.03(2)(c) F 3rd 5 years prison and $5,000 fine
Battery on the Elderly 784.08 F 3rd 5 years prison and $5,000 fine
Aggravated Battery on a Pregnant Person 784.045(1)(b) F 2nd 15 year prison and $10,000 fine
Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon 784.045(1)(a)1 F 2nd 15 year prison and $10,000 fine
Aggravated Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer 784.07(2)(d) F 1st 30 years prison and $10,000 fine
Burglary with Battery 810.02(2)(a) F 1st Punishable by Life in prison and $15,000 fine

If you have been charged with Assault, Battery, Domestic Violence, Aggravated Battery, Aggravated Assault, Battery on Law Enforcement, Battery on the Elderly, Burglary with Battery, False Imprisonment, Child Abuse, Domestic Battery by Strangulation, or Resisting an Officer in Fort Walton Beach or anywhere in Okaloosa County, call me today at (850) 243-6097.

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