Assault and Battery Defense Attorney

Defining Assault and Battery Under Florida Law

  • Florida Statute 784.021 defines assault as "an intentional, unlawful threat by word or act to do violence to someone else, along with the apparent ability to do so, and doing some act which created a well-founded fear in the other person that such violence is imminent.Misdemeanor assault is a second-degree misdemeanor punishable by up to 60 days in jail and a $500 fine.
  • Florida Statute 784.03 defines battery as "the actual and intentional touching or striking of a person against their will or with the intent to cause bodily harm." Misdemeanor battery is a first-degree misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail and a $1000 fine.

Assault and Battery Cases We Handle

Accused of—or charged with—an assault or battery offense in the Fort Walton Beach area? Brandy and I defend locals, military personnel, and vacationers who've been accused of the following crimes:

  • Aggravated Assault
  • Aggravated Battery
  • Domestic Violence
  • False Imprisonment
  • Resisting an Officer