Assault West Palm Beach Assault Defense Attorney
In Florida, assault means to put someone in imminent fear of harm, while actually harming someone is called battery. At the law firm of Andrew D. Stine, P.A. in West Palm Beach, we represent people on assault and battery charges ranging from fist fights to aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.
In criminal law, the state must prove first that you intended to commit the crime and secondly, that you actually committed the crime. Therefore, if you did not intend to commit the crime, you cannot possibly have committed it. Lawyer Andrew Stine is able to get many assault cases thrown out of court because the state could not prove that our client intended to commit the crime.
In one case, our client was arguing with another party outside a horse barn and threw a pitch fork into the ground. The pitch fork ricocheted off the ground and stuck the other party in the leg. Our client was charged with aggravated assault and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. Our defense argument was that our client never intended to harm the other party. That argument was accepted and the case was thrown out of court.
Other ways to resolve an assault charge without a conviction is to seek cooperation from the victim. In Florida, the victim of every crime has a right to be heard by a judge regarding a sentence. If your lawyer can get the victim to state that they do not want you do go to jail, we may be able to resolve the case favorably.
Being proactive in an assault case can often make the difference between facing felony or misdemeanor charges, or whether any charges are filed at all.
Free consultation 24/7: Call West Palm Beach criminal defense lawyer Andrew D. Stine, P.A. at (561) 832-1170. Se habla español.