Fort Walton Beach Battery Attorney
I understand that you are worried and stressed about what is going to happen with your Battery case in Fort Walton Beach. Maybe you’re angry about being accused of something you didn’t do, or maybe you were defending yourself or someone else.
Either way, do not give in to the stress. Do not be passive about this and just hope it goes away. It won’t. Right now, before your court date, you still have a chance to make a big difference in how your case is resolved.
My name is Tim Flaherty. I have been a local criminal defense attorney here in Fort Walton Beach since 2001. I would be glad to talk with you about your case, so give me a call at (850) 243-6097 and let me help you.
It is very important that your case be handled correctly in the beginning because if you are convicted, a Battery conviction stays on your record forever. It cannot be expunged or sealed unless you get the right result now. It is my job to do everything possible to make sure you get that result.
What is misdemeanor battery in Ft. Walton Beach?
Florida Statutes define battery as the actual and intentional touching or striking of a person against their will or with the intent to cause bodily harm. Whether or not you intended to hurt someone when you touched them is irrelevant. Any unwanted touching to another person can constitute a battery.
So what does that mean for you? Simple, it means you need an attorney who knows the law and knows how to fight for you.
Misdemeanor battery carries a sentence of up to 1 year in the county jail, up to 1 year probation, fines/costs, anger management classes and possibly a no contact order.
Examples of misdemeanor battery in Ft. Walton Beach
Slapping someone on the arm constitutes a battery.
Spitting on someone constitutes a battery.
Pushing or elbowing someone constitutes a battery.
Virtually any unwanted touch could be charged as a misdemeanor battery!
How can you defend my misdemeanor battery charge in Ft. Walton Beach?
I will prepare your case for trial from day one. Even if you end up deciding not to go to trial, being prepared puts you in the best position possible for a dismissal of the charge, a reduced charge, or a referral to Pretrial Diversion.
I will conduct a full review of police reports, video evidence, witness statements, and any discoverable information the State intends to use against you. I will explore witness affidavits and potential motions to fight your case before it goes to court. This in-depth analysis will allow you to make smart decisions about your future with all facts available.
I do not look at a misdemeanor charge as “small” or “unimportant.” Every charge, every case, every client receives my full attention and legal expertise.
If you are ready to fight your misdemeanor battery charge in Ft. Walton Beach, call me 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (850) 243-6097.